Fremont-Winema NF planned prescribed fire info – Burnt Willow RX 10-24-18

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The Fremont-Winema NF Lakeview Ranger District in coordination with South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) will be conducting prescribed fire operations starting October 24, 2018 as fuels and weather conditions permit. The following area will be treated:

Burnt Willow RX (underburn) – Located at Township 40S Range 21E Section 1, Lake County (6 miles east of Lakeview). Approximately 500 acres of prescribed fire is planned on this project. Once started the duration of ignition and smoke production may be 3-5 days.

The prescribed fire activities will:

* Improve firefighter and community safety in the event of future wildfires

* Remove hazardous fuels

* Improve wildlife habitat 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 during and after ignitions, which may affect visibility on area roads

* Prepare for increased traffic from additional fire personnel and vehicles operating in the area

For more information, please contact Lakeview Ranger District 541-947-3334

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