TheFremont-Winema NF Lakeview Ranger Districtin coordination withSouth Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) will beconducting prescribed fire operations startingFriday May 3, 2019asfuels and weather conditions allow.
The following areawill be treated:
➢West DrewsRX (underburn)–LocatedatTownship39S Range16E Sections 11 and 14,Lake County(6 miles west of Drews Reservoir).Approximately400acres of prescribed fire is planned on this project.Once started the durationof ignitionand smoke production may be 3-7days.Estimated direction of smoke travel is N/NE.
➢RaccoonRX(underburn)–Located23 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, ORalong Hwy 140near the Odessa area, Klamath County.Approximately114acres of prescribed fire isplanned on this project.
➢TomahawkRX(underburn) –Located29 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, OR, along Hwy 140,south of the Mountain Lakes Estates Subdivision,Klamath County.Approximately126acres of prescribed fire isplanned on this project.
➢Cold RX(underburn) – Located 30 milesnorthwest of Klamath Falls, OR,along Hwy 140 at the Cold Springs Trailhead turnoff. Approximately 111 acres of prescribed fire is planned on this unit.
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
✓Beaware of smoke in the areaduring and after ignitions, which may affect visibility on area roads
✓Prepare for increasedtraffic from additionalfire personnel andvehicles operating in the area