The Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting October 26, 2017 as weather and air quality conditions permit.
Ninemile Natural Fuels Units 1 & 3 (WUI) – located 5 miles east of Chiloquin south of milepost 5 on Sprague River Road near Corbell Butte. 265 acres of planned accomplishment.
Ninemile Natural Fuels Unit 43 (WUI) – located 10-11 miles west of Chiloquin north of Sprague River Road between mileposts 11 and 13. 45 acres of planned accomplishment.
Yosshouse Natural Fuels Units 1 & 9 – located 15-20 miles northeast of Chiloquin in the Yoss Ridge area. Unit 1 is adjacent to the “Kirk” or Forest Road 43. Units total approximately 75 acres of planned accomplishment.
The prescribed fire activities will:
Improve wildlife habitat in the area and create more resilient forests
Remove hazardous fuels from earlier thinning treatments and brush
Improve firefighter safety during future wildfires
For visitor and firefighter safety:
Watch for prescribed fire signs in the area
Be aware of smoke in the area both during and after ignitions, which may affect visibility on area roads
Be mindful of fire personnel and increased vehicle traffic in the area
For more information, please contact Chiloquin Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Evan Wright at 541-783-4056 , District Fire Management Officer Mitch Wilson 514-783-4066 or Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515.
Prescribed burn updates are available online:
South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership blog: https://scofmp.blogspot.com/
Lakeview Interagency Fire Center site: www.scofmp.org/rx_fire.shtml
Social Media: Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or Facebook http://facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo.
The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) is an interagency fire management program that consists of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).