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.

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Recorded Message of Fire Restrictions for Camping, Woodcutting, etc. (541) 947-6259

News

Crater Lake National Park Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Thursday, July 12th, 2018, 2:51:10 PM PDT
Crater Lake, Oregon - The park received below average snowfall this winter and continues to have below average precipitation. Temperatures have been warmer than normal and the first heat wave is expected by the end of the week. This has increased the fire danger at Crater Lake National Park. The outlook for significant wildland fire potential is above normal for the next several months.

To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following restrictions will be implemented effective at 12:01 AM on Friday, July 13, 2018:

Campfires

Backcountry campfires are prohibited

Wood fires and charcoal fires are permitted only within established grills or fire rings, or portable self-contained grills, in the following designated areas:

Mazama Campground

Park residential areas

Gasoline and 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 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.

These restrictions are implemented pursuant to the authority described in 36 Code of Federal Regulations 1.5(a)(2), 2.13(c) and 2.21(a). Our goal is voluntary compliance; however, persons who fail to comply with these restrictions may be cited or arrested.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Crater Lake National Park Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Thursday, July 12th, 2018, 2:51:10 PM PDT
Crater Lake, Oregon - CRATER LAKE, OREGON – The park received below average snowfall this winter and continues to have below average precipitation. Temperatures have been warmer than normal and the first heat wave is expected by the end of the week. This has increased the fire danger at Crater Lake National Park. The outlook for significant wildland fire potential is above normal for the next several months.

To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following restrictions will be implemented effective at 12:01 AM on Friday, July 13, 2018:

Campfires

Backcountry campfires are prohibited

Wood fires and charcoal fires are permitted only within established grills or fire rings, or portable self-contained grills, in the following designated areas:

Mazama Campground

Park residential areas

Gasoline and 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 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.

These restrictions are implemented pursuant to the authority described in 36 Code of Federal Regulations 1.5(a)(2), 2.13(c) and 2.21(a). Our goal is voluntary compliance; however, persons who fail to comply with these restrictions may be cited or arrested.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Industrial Fire Precaution Level Increasing

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, 2:36:49 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Fire managers from South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership have increased Industrial Fire Precaution Levels to two (IFPL II) for all Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service lands within the SCOFMP footprint, effective Wednesday, July 11.

The decision to increase the IFPL was made based on current temperatures, relative humidity and fuel levels, and projected worsening conditions over the next week.

For public safety, the designation of IFPL two restricts the following industrial operations to only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time (ie afternoon usage restricted):

Power saws, except at loading sites

Cable yarding

Blasting

Welding or cutting of metal

Existing industrial restrictions already in place remain in effect. Keep track of IFPL levels at the SCOFMP website: https://scofmp.org/ifpls.shtml.

Additional public restricts already in place are as follows:

Regulated Use Closures already in place restrict, on state, county and private lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District ODF and Walker Range FPA, the following activities:

Smoking in wildland areas is permitted only in enclosed vehicles on roads

Camping, cooking or warming fires prohibited, except in following designated locations:

Kimball State Park and Hagelstein Park Klamath County: Collier State Park(county).

Lake County: Goose Lake State Park

Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels permitted at all other locations.

Off road driving and motorized vehicles on un-improved roads is prohibited

Use of fireworks is prohibited (ie any combustible or explosive device or any other article which was prepared for the purpose of providing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including firecrackers, fountains, skyrockets, snakes and sparklers).

Debris burning.

Also prohibited between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.:

Non-industrial chain saw use

Cutting, grinding and welding of metal on forested lands

Release of sky lanterns.

Discharge of exploding targets or tracer ammunition.

Keep track of restrictions and closures emplaced by Oregon Department of Forestry on their website: Https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.

There are currently no public use restrictions on federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, or National Park Service, so charcoal grills, propane stoves and campfires are allowed. Campgrounds with existing fire rings are recommended for use and visitors are reminded to monitor fires at all times and make sure they’re completely out and cold to the touch, before leaving. Visitors and residents are reminded that fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited year round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. This includes smaller devices like sparklers and poppers which still have to potential to start a fire.

Community safety and that of our firefighters is the number one priority for all SCOFMP employees.

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