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2019 Malheur NF Prescribed Fire

Unit Information

Malheur National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
John Day, OR 97845

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Malheur National Forest
Phone: 541-575-3000
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

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09/14/2019 Malheur National Forest Prescribed Fire Operations Update
Prairie City, John Day and Hines, Ore. – After carefully monitoring conditions across the Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including...
News - 09/14/2019

Malheur National Forest fire officials are monitoring conditions on the Forest and preparing to implement the fall prescribed fire program. Prescribed fires, also known as controlled burns, refer to the planned and controlled use of fire by a team of highly skilled fire managers under specific conditions. During the late summer and early fall months, the Forest has a number of planning units, ranging in size from 150 acres up to 4000 acres, scheduled for prescribed fire operations.

Prescribed fires are conducted within specific parameters including temperature, relative humidity, fuel moisture, and wind speed. Implementation is dependent upon these and other necessary conditions. Should conditions allow, crews may start operations on some smaller units as early as Friday, September 13, 2019.

  • The Prairie City Ranger District successfully completed 68 acres of prescribed burning on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

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Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Coordinates44.418 latitude, -118.951 longitude