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
Fire Area Emergency Closures
BLM LAKEVIEW DISTRICT PLANS FALL AND WINTER PRESCRIBED BURNING
Monday, November 7th, 2022, 3:34:54 PM PST
Lakeview, Oregon - The Bureau of Land Management, Lakeview District, in conjunction with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, is preparing to conduct fall and winter prescribed burning.
All prescribed burning is highly dependent on favorable temperature, moisture and wind conditions. Therefore, each of these prescribed burns will only be implemented if the conditions are right to safely meet the objectives of the burn while minimizing smoke impacts on nearby communities. All prescribed burn areas will be patrolled during and following ignitions. Prescribed burns are completed in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry smoke management plan.
Burns are planned in the following areas:
Lakeview Field Office
- Loveless Creek RX – Conifer Hand pile burn. Crooked Creek Valley along Highway 395, 10 miles north of Lakeview. Total 443 acres. Legal locations are T 37S R 21E S 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, and 20.
- North Warners RX – Juniper Hand pile prescribed burn along the Plush Cutoff Rd between Lakeview and Plush. Total of 1,800 acres. Legal locations are T 36S R 24E S 24; T 37S R 23E S 2, and 14; T37S R 24E S 8; T38S R23E S 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35; T38S R24E S 6 and 7; and T39S R23E S 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10.
- Warner Wetlands RX – Meadow broadcast burn. Along Hart Mountain Road north of Plush just north of Hart Lake. 275 acres. Legal locations are T 36S R 24E S 1, 12, and 13; T 36S R 25E S 6, 7, 8, and 18; T 35S R 24E S 23, 24, 25, 26, and 36; and T 35S R 25E S 30 and 31.
Klamath Falls Field Office
- Westside RX – Timber Sale Landing Piles. Hamaker Mountain. Locations are 5 to 25miles. West/ southwest of Keno. Total 200 acres. Legal locations are T 40N R 7E S 17, 21, and 29.
- Eastside RX – Machine Piles. Alkali Springs area in the Gerber Block 20 miles southeast of Bonanza. Total 50 acres. Legal locations are T 41N R 14E S 10, 11, and 12.
- WUI RX – Hand Piles and machine piles. Locations are 5 to 25 miles Southeast of Klamath Falls. Total 200 acres. Legal locations are Bryant Mountain T 40N R 12E S 21 and Stukel Mountain T 40N R 10E S 3, 4, and 14.
Fire Season Ending for Klamath and Lake Counties
Friday, October 24th, 2022, 1:54:39 PM PDT
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon -
The 2022 Fire Season will officially end for Klamath and Lake counties. Fire management personnel from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Klamath-Lake District, in cooperation with other local fire agencies and departments will declare the termination of the 2022 fire season as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2022. " Fire Season " for the area has been effective since June 6, 2022.
" We've appreciated everybody's preventive caution and AWESOME work during this 2022 season, " stated Randall Baley, Protection Unit Forester. " Even though we have lifted fire season, it does not mean that people should be any less careful; they are still responsible for any fire that gets out of control and spreads. Debris Burning should be attended at all times, done only during daylight hours, in cleared areas, in 'no wind' conditions, and meeting Air Quality guidelines. "
Landowners must remember that any burning escaping their control is their liability and they could be billed for the fire suppression costs. So, be cautious, be fire safe, be careful.
The Oregon Department of Forestry recognizes the efforts of their seasonal and permanent staff in working to prevent large fires. They would also like to thank their cooperators, landowners and the people of Klamath and Lake counties for their assistance in preventing fires from starting in the first place and for helping to keep the majority of fires that did start small.
During the 2022 season, the Klamath-Lake District [ODF] documented 62 fires that burned approximately 1,230 acres. The total number of fires falls well below the 10-year average of over 80 fires as well as acres burned. The ending of fire season lifts the ban on open debris burning in Klamath and Lake counties. Logging operation requirements have also been lifted, including watchman services and fire equipment on site, in effect on private, county, and state lands.
Check with your local rural structural fire district for burning regulations within their districts and the county health departments for air quality restrictions. The Oregon Department of Forestry, Klamath-Lake District, does not issue or require burn permits on lands solely protected by them when fire season is not in effect.
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BLM Klamath River Canyon Fire Prevention Order Rescinded
Friday, October 24th, 2022, 1:35:53 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon -
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lakeview District, will remove fire restrictions for the Klamath River Canyon within the BLM Lakeview District, October 26, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. The orders being rescinded went into effect earlier this summer to help prevent human-caused wildfires.
The orders state explicitly Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §9212.2 (a), the prohibitions listed in the Fire Prevention Orders dated June 6, 2022, that were effective on June 3, 2022, and signed by Todd Forbes, District Manager, are hereby rescinded. This removes all fire restrictions on lands administered by the BLM Lakeview District.
The official order is available online at: https://www.blm.gov/orwafire
Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the LIFC Incidents Information Report