16 Lightning fires burning

16 Lightning fires burning

Firefighters confirmed six additional lightning fires yesterday afternoon.  This brings the total to 16 lightning-caused fires with a combined acreage of fewer than five acres as of last night.  The largest fire is 1.5 acres.  There are firefighting resources on all 16 fires.

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2019 Fire Season Goes into Effect

2019 Fire Season Goes into Effect

Upcoming and forecasted warming and drying weather conditions have prompted fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties to declare fire season beginning Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:01 AM on lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry and the Walker Range Forest Patrol Association.

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Walden Votes 'No' on Democrat Funding Bill, 'Yes' to Re-Opening Several Agencies

Walden Votes 'No' on Democrat Funding Bill, 'Yes' to Re-Opening Several Agencies

Washington D.C. - Consistent with his voting record on border security measures, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today voted against a Democratic short-term funding bill that lacked adequate resources to secure America’s borders and address illegal immigration.

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Target Shooting Ruled Official Cause of Stukel fire

Target Shooting Ruled Official Cause of Stukel fire

The cause of the Stukel Fire, which began in Klamath Falls Sunday afternoon, has been identified. A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Law Enforcement investigation determined the fire started in an area being used for target shooting and evidence of exploding targets was collected.  

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Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 18, 2018

Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 18, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS OR. – Hard work by firefighters on the ground combined with air resources has resulted in 90 percent containment of the 518 acre Stukel Fire. Fire crews will continue mop up operations today while addressing rehabilitation needs from dozer line created during suppression of the fire.

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Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS OR. – With assistance from air support, firefighters made great progress on the fire, increasing the containment to 70 percent by connecting lines on the north side of the Stukel fire from the west to the east. The line on the east side of the fire, to protect infrastructure, is in place keeping the fire from moving towards communications towers and private property.

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Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Firefighters continue to work on establishing control lines on the south end of Stukel Mountain. Priority is to keep the fire east of Hill Road, and south and west of Stukel Road.

Suppression priority today will be protection of private property, and the communications site on the summit of Stukel Mountain.

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Fast-moving Stukel Fire grows to 750 acres [LIVE VIDEO]

Fast-moving Stukel Fire grows to 750 acres [LIVE VIDEO]

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership resources are on scene working to stop the spread of the Stukel Fire approximately 4 miles southwest of Olene, OR.

The fire was reported this afternoon and is primarily burning on Bureau of Land Management (Klamath Falls Resource Area) protected land, and some private. It is burning in grass and brush in fairly steep terrain on Stukel Mountain and is visible from Klamath Falls and surrounding areas.

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Butte Valley Wildlife Area Control Burn

Butte Valley Wildlife Area Control Burn

Yreka, Ca- CAL FIRE will be assisting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Butte Valley Wildlife Area with a control burn in the next couple months’ weather permitting. The specific burn location will be near Pond 9A.

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Kid in the Woods

Kid in the Woods

Sixth-graders from Merrill Elementary School gathered around BLM park ranger Oliva Veal as she stood under a Douglas fir. “Would you say the needles are clustered or not clustered?” she asked the group. Students leaned forward; some touched the needles. “Not clustered,” they answered. “Very good,” Veal replied as she continued with the lesson.

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Prescribed Fire Operations Begin Tuesday Near Chemult as Conditions Permit

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.

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Fall Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon

Fall Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Now that fall weather has arrived, fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District Bureau of land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex are looking for opportunities to apply prescribed fire to the landscape.

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Most Public Use Restrictions in South Central Oregon lifted at midnight tonight

Most Public Use Restrictions in South Central Oregon lifted at midnight tonight

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) will be lifting Public Use Restrictions effective at midnight tonight for most of the area. Public Use Restrictions remain in effect for the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/25/18

Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/25/18

The Stone Fire is currently 38,467 acres and 56% contained. There are 998 resources assigned to the fire, including seven helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as needed.

The fire was quiet overnight, and crews were able to tie the last piece of dozer line from Turner Creek northeast along the Forest Road system into Loveness Road at Forest Road 42N17.  They assured that no heat was close to the fire’s edge on the eastern side of the fire, which is now completely lined.

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Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/24/18

Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/24/18

The Stone Fire is currently 38,188 acres and 25% contained. There are 971 resources assigned to the fire, including seven helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as needed.

The fire continued to burn actively until the wind decreased. Firefighters worked directly along the fire’s active edge, completing containment line along the northwestern edge between Forest Road 41N44E and Forest Road 41N17.

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