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

Fire Area Emergency Closures

News

Bureau of Land Management reduces emergency fire closures for the Van Meter Fire

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, 3:00:10 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - The emergency closure area for the Van Meter Fire has been reduced this week to the fire perimeter. Members of the public may not enter closed areas, and all uses—including hiking, hunting, and dispersed camping—are prohibited.

Please see the map for full closure information on the BLM website: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions

There has been not fire growth over the last week and the fire is 100 percent contained. There are still pockets of unburned areas causing visible smoke within the fire perimeter that may continue to burn until winter snows.

Public and firefighter safety remain the highest priority. Before venturing out to re-opened public lands near the Van Meter Fire, be aware that fire traffic may still be seen in the area.

Additionally, safety concerns still exist. Watch out for fire weakened trees and limbs that can fall without warning. Leave the area immediately if the wind picks up. In wet weather, water or mud may cause landslides or flooding. Stump holes can remain hot long after the fire is out, and footing can be unstable if roots have burned out underground. Hot spots still exist within the fire perimeter.

UPDATE: Industrial Fire Precaution Level reduced to Level II, Adjective Class to a High

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, 12:10:01 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon -

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership will be lifting some Public Use Restrictions, dropping the Fire Danger Level to a High, and reducing the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to a II effective Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. The public is encouraged to be aware of the current regulations before working or recreating on wildlands in Klamath and Lake counties.

The Fire Danger Level includes all private, county, and state wildlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Klamath-Lake District. It also applies to the Fremont-Winema National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, the Sheldon-Hart Mountain and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complexes, and Crater Lake National Park.

The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is being lowered to Level II on federal lands. Under IFPL II, the following may operate only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.:

  • Power saws except at loading sites
  • Cable yarding
  • Blasting
  • Welding or cutting of metals

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

For more information on IFPL restrictions, please visit https://scofmp.org/ifpls.shtml.

The Public Regulated Use Closure for ODF Klamath-Lake District will remain is effect.

Under the Public Regulated Use Closure, the following activities are prohibited on all private, county, and state wildlands:

  • Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads.
  • Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, and charcoal, cooking, and warming fires, except at designated locations. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
  • Chainsaw use is prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chainsaw use is allowed at all other hours if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one ax, one shovel and one 8-ounce or larger fire extinguisher. A fire watch also is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.
  • Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and for vehicle use by a landowner and employees of the landowner conducting activities associated with their livelihood. Landowners and their employees conducting activities related to their livelihood shall carry a shovel and 2.5 pound fire extinguisher when operating ATVs off improved roads.
  • Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2.5 pounds or larger fire extinguisher, except for all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, which must be equipped with an approved spark arrestor in good working condition.
  • Use of all fireworks is prohibited.
  • Cutting, grinding, and welding of metal are prohibited. For landowners and employees of the landowner on their land, while conducting activities associated with their livelihood, cutting, grinding, and welding of metal is prohibited between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. At all other times, the area is to be cleared of flammable vegetation, and the following firefighting equipment is required: one ax, one shovel and one 2.5 pounds or larger fire extinguisher in good working order.

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

On the BLM Lakeview District, Public Use Restrictions in the Klamath River Canyon remain in place. They went into effect May 15 for BLM-managed lands within a half-mile of the Klamath River from the Keno Dam downstream to the Oregon/California border. The full order can be found at www.blm.gov/orwafire.

For more information and current updates, check online at Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo.

Bureau of Land Management issues emergency fire closures for the Van Meter Fire

Thursday, September 8th, 2022, 7:34:53 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Klamath Falls, ORE. – As a result of fire activity, the Bureau of Land Management Klamath Falls Field Office has temporarily closed BLM-managed areas near the Van Meter Fire for public and firefighter safety. Members of the public may not enter closed areas, and all uses—including hiking, hunting, and dispersed camping—are prohibited.

The closure order encompasses a broad area around and including Stukel Mountain. Please see the map for full closure information on the BLM website: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions

Public and firefighter safety are the highest priority. The extreme fire danger and behavior have prompted the closure of these sites while fire suppression crews respond to the incidents. As it becomes safe to do so, firefighters will begin to assess the closure and their impacts in alignment with sound risk management practices.

Weather and fuel conditions remain favorable for continued fire spread. For the latest road and weather condition updates, visit https://www.tripcheck.com/. BLM Lakeview District has additional fire closures and fire restriction information available on BLM.GOV.

Please call 911 to report any signs of new fires.

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