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Prescribed Fire Information - Chemult Ranger District (Pile Burning)

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

The Chemult Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting the week of October 25th through December 31st as weather and air conditions permit.

  • Pile Burning – 647 acres of prescribed pile burning planned, located approximately in various locations east of Highway 97, approximately 40 miles from Chemult.

    The prescribed fire activities will:

  • Remove hazardous fuels from earlier thinning treatments and brush.

  • Improve firefighter safety during future suppression activities.

  • Improve wildlife habitat in the area and create more resilient forests.

    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

  • Increased fire personnel and vehicles in the area and additional Forest Service traffic

For more information, please contact Chemult Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer Ken Gregor at 541-365-7057, Engine Captain David Varon at 559-202-7345 or Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515.

Prescribed burn updates are available online:

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership blog:

Lakeview Interagency Fire Center site:


Social Media: Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or Facebook

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).