South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

SCOFMP & LIFC

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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). Facebook

Mission Statement

The 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.

Fire Danger Sign Industrial Fire Precaution Level
Recorded Message of Fire Restrictions for Camping, Woodcutting, etc. (541) 947-6259

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News

Crater Lake National Park Implements Fire Ban

Thursday, July 28th, 2022, 11:09:59 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - With the continued fire danger in southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park will go into a full fire ban. The outlook is for above normal significant wildland fire potential for the next several months.

To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following fire ban will be implemented effective at 00:01 AM on Thursday July 28, 2022.

Campfires

  • Wood fires and charcoal fires are NOT allowed in Crater Lake National Park at this time.
  • Liquid fuel, propane camp stoves, and gas grills are permitted in campgrounds, picnic areas, backcountry areas and residential areas.

Smoking

  • Smoking is permitted only in the following areas:
  • In vehicles, provided that an ashtray is used for ashes and butts.
  • While stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or free of all flammable materials. Ashes and butts must be disposed of safely and may not be discarded on the ground.

Fireworks

  • Fireworks are prohibited in the park at all times.

The purpose of these restrictions is to ensure the safety of park visitors and employees, and for the protection of the park’s natural and cultural resources. These restrictions are dependent upon fire activity and weather conditions and will remain in effect until conditions improve. These restrictions are implemented pursuant to the authority described in 36 Code of Federal Regulations 2.13(c), 2.21(a) and 2.38 (b). Our goal is voluntary compliance; however, persons who fail to comply with these restrictions may be cited or arrested. Thank you for your cooperation.

NO CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED ON THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, 4:33:22 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - There are no designated campgrounds/areas where campfires are allowed.

Public Use Restrictions are in effect July 28, 2022 through November 30, 2022.

Fire Managers Increase Fire Danger Level to EXTREME and IFPL III

Monday, July 25th, 2022, 2:39:34 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Beginning Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Fremont-Winema National Forest, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and all private, county, and state wildlands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will be raising the Fire Danger Level to EXTREME.

With the progression of summer conditions and continuous drying of forest fuels, local fire danger levels have reached EXTREME. Fires starting in these conditions have the potential for rapid fire spread and significant damage.

Additional fire prevention requirements have been placed on industrial forest operations. High-speed rotary saws and tracked felling/skidding equipment are required to shut down between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. High-speed rotary saws are also REQUIRED to have an operation area observer visually inspecting the area worked in and additional fire equipment. These are in addition to the normal requirements listed in A Guide to Legal Requirements for Prevention and Controlling Fires in Operations On and Near Forest Land in Oregon.

The Fire season in effect declaration on June 6 put regulations restricting debris burning and timber harvest operations. Wildland and structural fire protection agencies in Klamath and Lake counties have agreed to prohibit all outdoor debris burning. Forest operations that require a permit to operate power-driven machinery are required to have fire tools, on-site water supply, and watchman service on privately owned forest land. The release of sky lanterns is prohibited at any time of the year. The discharge of exploding targets and the discharge of tracer ammunition are not permitted during the duration of the fire season.

For more information on restrictions, please visit: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx

Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL) will be implemented on public lands administered by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District, and Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Under IFPL III, personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.

Personal and commercial woodcutters are reminded of their responsibility to stay informed of current IFPLs and all restrictions that apply to activities conducted on public lands. Failure to comply with precautionary fire requirements may result in the issuance of a Violation Notice.

Public Use Restrictions apply to lands managed by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District, and U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The following restrictions apply:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using campfires or stove fires are allowed only in designated campgrounds/areas. Contact your local Forest Service, BLM, or USFWS offices may obtain specific site information.
  • Portable cooking stoves utilizing liquefied or bottled fuel sources continue to be allowed on all public lands managed by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM’s Lakeview District, and USFWS Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
  • Smoking is only allowed in an enclosed vehicle.
  • A motorized vehicle (this includes all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, cars, pickups, etc.) may only be operated on roads where vegetation does not come into contact with the vehicle’s undercarriage.
  • Motorized vehicles parked off roadways must be in an area barren of flammable material, including vegetation.
  • Internal combustion engines (generators, etc.) not previously addressed may only be operated within designated campgrounds/areas.
  • Power saw operations are prohibited.
  • No welding equipment may be used, including acetylene or open flame torches.
  • All motorized vehicles must carry the following equipment:
    1. One shovel not less than 26 inches in overall length, with a blade not less than eight inches wide,
    2. One water container of at least one gallon in size filled or a 2.5 pound fully charged fire extinguisher,
    3. One ax or Pulaski with a handle at least 26 inches in length and a head weight of not less than two pounds.
  • Spark arresting devices must be installed and maintained on all internal combustion engines.

For more information on restrictions, please visit: https://www.scofmp.org/

Contact Information:

Oregon Department of Forestry- Contact: 541-883-5681 (ODF-Klamath), 541-947-3311 (ODF-Lake)

Fremont-Winema National Forest and Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management - 541-219-0515

Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex - 541-947-2731

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