SCOFMP & LIFC
The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is an interagency fire management program that provides comprehensive wildland fire service to south central Oregon and northwest Nevada.
The partnership strives to achieve a more efficient, effective and integrated interagency fire management program for all participating agencies on the land administered and protected by each agency. Dispatching is performed by the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center (LIFC).
Mission StatementThe mission for Lakeview Interagency Fire Center (LIFC) is to provide high quality service to all of our partner agencies in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible while providing for firefighter safety at all times. All actions will be consistent with land and resource management objectives and current incident management direction.
Recorded Message of Fire Restrictions for Camping, Woodcutting, etc. (541) 947-6259
South Centeral Oregon precaution levels lowered to IFPL 2
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, 8:26:26 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - LAKEVIEW, Ore. - As of Tuesday morning, the South Central Oregon fire danger level will be reduced from extreme to high due to changing weather conditions.
Effective September 19, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District BLM and Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex have lowered the industrial Fire Precaution Level(IFPL)to IFPL-2 and Public Use Restrictions will be rescinded on BLM, Forest Service and National Fish & Wildlife protected lands.
Although fire danger is decreasing, conditions are still dry. Due to these conditions we ask the public to be careful with anything that can throw a spark, careless ignitions have the potential to start new wildfires. Also, make sure campfires are completely out and cold to the touch before leaving while out recreating or hunting.
Information on current Public Use Restrictions and IFPL can be obtained by calling the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 541-947-6259or visiting: http://scofmp.org/index.shtml
For information on specific restriction in areas under ODF's fire protection, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.
The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is an interagency fire management program that provides comprehensive wildland fire service to South Central Oregon and Northwest Nevada. The partnership strives to achieve and more efficient, effective and integrated interagency fire management program for all participating agencies on the lands administered and protected by each agency.
Participating agencies include: Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crate Lake National Park and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).
For more information, contact Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership at 541-219-0515 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily wildfire information, maps and social media links can be found at SCOFMP Blog: http://bit.ly.2sK5YHY
Public Fire Restrictions Take Effect on Monday July 10th, 2017 at 12:01 am.
Monday, July 10th, 2017, 8:27:45 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Each year human-caused wildfires wreak havoc on Oregon's pristine landscapes and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put out. In an effort to prevent carless fires, the Oregon Department of Forestry's Klamath-Lake District and Walker Range Patrol Association has imposed public fire restrictions related to activities know to start fires. Violators of the "Regulated-Use Closure" will not only be cited, but may be held liable for fire suppression costs should a fire result. The following activities are either restricted by time of day of prohibited entirely:
Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, and other designated locations.
Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at locations designated by the forester. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
The use of power saws is prohibited during extreme fire danger. Chain saw use is permitted before 1 P.M. and after 8 P.M. during low, moderate and high fire danger. When permitted, each power saw is required to have one shovel and one fire extinguisher of at least 8 oz. capacity.
Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited during extreme fire danger and permitted before 1 P.M. and 8 P.M. during low, moderate and high fire danger. When allowed, this activity must be conducted in a cleared area and have a charged garden hose or one 2-1/2 lb. or larger fire extinguisher immediately available.
Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2-1/2 lb. or larger fire extinguisher.
The use of fireworks is prohibited.
Aside form these restrictions', also prohibited throughout fire season is backyard debris burning, the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition. The recent high temperatures and low humidity's have also forced the adjective class to be raised to "High". Contact the Oregon Department of Forestry's office at (541) 883-5681 Klamath Falls, (541) 947-3311 Lakeview or log onto www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restictions.aspx
Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the LIFC Incidents Information Report