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Canyon 66 Prescribed Burn

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Ochoco National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, OR 97754

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Roads reopen, workers continue clean up, following Canyon 66 Rx

Canyon 66 Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
News – 9/6/2019

Fire managers have now reopened to public travel the segments of Forest Service Road 22 and Forest Service Road 2610 that passed in or near the Canyon 66 prescribed burn unit on the Lookout Mountain Ranger District of Ochoco National Forest.

Workers completed all ignitions on the 5,072-acre prescribed burn late Wednesday night, and spent Thursday mopping up around the edges, putting out hot spots, and mitigating hazards along the roadways. Motorists are advised to continue driving with caution in the area of the burn as firefighters with heavy equipment continue working along the perimeter.

The unit received substantial precipitation last night, but pockets of heat and burning fuels remain, and will continue to produce smoke over the next one to two weeks as the unit dries out again.