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2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 South G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Prescribed Fire Information - Chiloquin Ranger District

2017 SCOFMP Prescribed Burning Prescribed Fire
News – 10/24/2017

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 & 9located 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

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5165.

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).