John Day, Prairie City and Hines, OR. – Prescribed fire operations will continue as weather permits across the forest.
Blue Mountain Ranger District will begin ignitions on the 63 acre Galena 40b project, November 8, 2019. Galena 40b is in the Middle Fork of the John Day River area.
Emigrant Creek Ranger District will monitor conditions to begin ignitions on Silvies Unit 7, starting on Tuesday, November 12. The 400 acre unit is near National Forest System road 31, two miles south-west of the Silvies crossing.
Prairie City Ranger District will monitor conditions for continued prescribed fire operations.
For the safety of firefighters and the public, roads and areas of prescribed fire activity will be signed, please avoid these areas so as not to interfere with ongoing operations. For safety, roads, trails, and areas may close temporarily as firefighter operations are taking place. Smoky conditions may also reduce visibility to a level that would require additional temporary closures. During prescribed fire operations, there is potential for impacts to camping and hunting. Hunters are advised to plan ahead, for their safety they should not camp in or near an area of prescribed fire activity.
With the potential for smoke to settle in certain areas during active operations, the public can monitor the smoke and air quality in our area and across the state by visiting, http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/.
Additional information regarding prescribed burning on the Malheur National Forest is available on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6299/ or by viewing the Prescribed Fire Activity interactive map at http://arcg.is/2wUZIil.
For further information on the Malheur National Forest, please visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/malheur or call the Supervisor’s Office at 541-575-3000.