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Prescribed Fire Projects 2021

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

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Image from Murderers Creek 6 prescribed fire area showing low burning flames.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Please see the 'Related Links' section on this page for quick links to smoke information websites and the USFS R6 Tri-Forest Prescribed Fire Map.  

Fall 2021 - Prescribed Fire Operations Update:

Visit the 'News' section on this page for additional information on planned units and active operations. 

With the potential for smoke to settle in certain areas during active operations, the public can monitor the smoke and air quality in our area and across the state by visiting,

Additional information regarding prescribed burning on the Malheur National Forest is available by viewing the Prescribed Fire Activity interactive map, by visiting or by calling the Supervisor’s Office at 541-575-3000.

For all of the latest Forest news on the Malheur National Forest, follow U.S. Forest Service-Malheur National Forest on Facebook and @MalheurNF on Twitter. 

For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be signed. Please avoid these areas so as not to interfere with ongoing operations. For safety, roads, trails and areas may need to close temporarily as firefighter operations are taking place. Smoky conditions may also reduce visibility to a level that would require additional temporary closures. During prescribed fire operations, there is potential for impacts to camping and hunting. Hunters are advised to plan ahead. For their safety, they should not camp in or near an area of prescribed fire activity.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Coordinates44.418 latitude, -118.952 longitude