Prescribed Fire Operations Begin Tuesday Near Chemult as Conditions Permit


The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) will be conducting prescribed fire operations starting September 25, 2018 on the Fremont-Winema NF Chemult Ranger District, as environmental conditions permit. The following area will be treated:

  • Sting RX – Located 17 miles southwest of Chemult, OR. off of FS Rd 70. Approximately 460 acres of prescribed fire is planned on this project.

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 Chemult Ranger District at 541-365-7001. Prescribed burn updates are available at

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) consists of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Department of Forestry.

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Press release provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership.

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