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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News

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES PACIFIC NORTHWEST FIRE RESTRICTIONS TO PROTECT LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, 1:28:29 PM PDT
Portland, Oregon -

Fire restrictions go into effect on May 23, 2023, for all Bureau of Land Management public lands throughout Oregon and Washington. The BLM encourages all visitors to be aware of active restrictions and closures as warmer, drier weather sets in around the Pacific Northwest.

Starting May 23, the use of fireworks, exploding targets or metallic targets, steel component ammunition (core or jacket), tracer or incendiary devices, and sky lanterns will be prohibited. These fire restrictions will help reduce the risk of human-caused fires.

Although we had a wet winter, we must still be careful with activities that can cause a spark to keep our first responders, local communities, and public lands safe from accidental wildfires, said Anita Bilbao, BLM Oregon/Washington Associate State Director. We are seeing more invasive grass due to the wet weather, which dries out quickly without rain. Everyone can help by following fire restrictions and practicing fire safety while out on your public lands.

Those who violate the prohibition can be fined up to $1,000 and/or receive a prison term of up to one year. In addition, those found responsible for starting wildland fires on federal lands can be billed for the cost of fire suppression.

May is also 'Wildfire Awareness Month'. Visit NIFC.GOV for wildfire prevention tips: https://www.nifc.gov/fire-information/fire-prevention-education-mitigation/wildfire-prevention .

For more information on Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington seasonal fire restrictions and fire closures, please see www.blm.gov/orwafire. To learn more about fire careers with BLM Oregon-Washington, please see https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire/state-info/oregon-washington/careers.

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

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