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Chemult Ranger District Wildland-Urban Interface begins May 21, 2017

Incident: CHEMULT WUI PRESCRIBE FIRE Prescribed Fire
Released: 5/22/2017

The Chemult Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations starting the week of May 21 through June 3, 2017 as weather conditions permit.

Chemult Townsite Project Area – located west of the town of Chemult and Highway 97. Total acreage treated will be approximately 785 acres.

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 O’Neil at 541-783-4035 or Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos at 541-219-0515.

Prescribed burn updates are also available at

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) consists of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Department of Forestry.

Follow SCOFMP on Twitter @scofmpfireinfo or on Facebook at

Unit Information

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Lakeview, OR 97630

Incident Contact

Sarah Saarloos
Phone: 541-219-0515

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