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
Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon
Monday, October 19th, 2020, 10:00:00 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Prescribed fire season has arrived in South Central Oregon, and fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management, and Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex will be applying prescribed fire to the landscape.
Prescribed fire is used by fire managers to improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and to reduce hazardous fuels to minimize the threat of high-intensity, severe wildfires in our area. Applying prescribed fire is a part of our continued commitment to protecting communities and natural resources from wildfires.
Area residents and visitors may notice smoke or fire on public lands in various areas during the next few months. Each prescribed fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load, prescribed fire objectives, and how long fire has been absent from the area. Areas, where prescribed fire operations are taking place, will be well signed and may have increased fire personnel, traffic, and smoke in the area. Please stay clear of these areas when possible for public and firefighter safety.
Prescribed fire occurs on days when the Oregon Department of Forestry Smoke Management Office indicates there are suitable weather conditions for smoke dispersal. Following that approval, if overall fuel and weather conditions are favorable, firefighters ignite a test fire before moving forward with the prescribed fire. If the test-fire indicates conditions are not suitable, the prescribed fire will be postponed until conditions improve. All burning operations are monitored and patrolled frequently by fire professionals, to ensure public safety.
All South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership employees are committed to a safe and successful prescribed fire season for the public and employees within these designated areas.
For more information and current updates, check online at Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo
Fire Danger Level Decreases to Moderate and IFPL to I
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, 12:01:00 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership will be lifting Regulated Use Closures/Public Use Restrictions, dropping the Adjective Class to a Moderate, and reducing the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to a I for the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry lands effective Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 12:01AM.
The decision to transition to an IFPL I and dropping the Adjective Class to a Moderate was made based on current temperatures, relative humidity, fuel moisture levels, and projected conditions over the coming weeks.
Please remember even as restrictions drop to lower levels, we are still in fire season. Continue to be vigilant and use caution when recreating on public and private lands.
It is the responsibility off all individuals to know and comply with the Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPL) that are in place. Failure to comply with fire precautionary requirements may result in the issuance of a violation notice.
Information on the IFPL or current restrictions may be found here: https://scofmp.org/ifpls.shtml
Get the most recent updates online at https://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo and on Twitter at @scofmpinfo
2020 Fire Season Goes Into Effect in Klamath and Lake Counties
Wednesday, May 27th, 2020, 12:00:00 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties will officially declare fire season beginning Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:01 A.M. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Klamath-Lake District and Walker Range Fire Patrol Association. This affects all private, county, and state forestlands.
"We've hit that time of year when temperatures will start to dry out vegetation quickly and all fires have the potential to cause significant damage. We need to curtail burning and make sure the public is aware of the dangers so we can minimize that potential from human-caused fires," stated Dennis Lee, District Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry.
The "Fire Season in effect" declaration puts into place regulations restricting debris burning and timber harvest operations. Wildland and structural fire protection agencies in Klamath County have agreed to prohibit all outdoor debris burning. Forest operations that require a Permit to Operate Power Driven Machinery now are required to have fire tools, on-site water supply, and watchman service on privately owned forestland. Declaring "Fire Season" also prohibits the release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets or the discharge of tracer ammunition during this period.
The Lakeview Interagency Fire Center website: https://scofmp.org/ is available to assist in keeping people informed of current and changing conditions for our area. Walker Range Fire Patrol Association can be contacted at 541-433-2451.
Additional information on BLM and/or USFS you can call Bureau of Land Management, Lakeview District and the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the LIFC Incidents Information Report