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: 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).