The Fremont-Winema NF Lakeview Ranger District in coordination with South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) will be conducting prescribed fire operations starting Friday May 3, 2019 as fuels and weather conditions allow.


The following area will be treated:

 West Drews RX (underburn)  Located at Township 39S Range 16E Sections 11 and 14, Lake County (6 miles west of Drews Reservoir). Approximately 400 acres of prescribed fire is planned on this project. Once started the duration of ignition and smoke production may be 3-7 days. Estimated direction of smoke travel is N/NE.
 Raccoon RX (underburn)  Located 23 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, OR along Hwy 140 near the Odessa area, Klamath County. Approximately 114 acres of prescribed fire is planned on this project.
 Tomahawk RX (underburn) – Located 29 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, OR, along Hwy 140, south of the Mountain Lakes Estates Subdivision, Klamath County. Approximately 126 acres of prescribed fire is planned on this project.
 Cold RX (underburn) – Located 30 miles northwest 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
 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
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