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

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News

SCOFMP Declares 2024 Fire Season

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, 12:15:13 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon -

With the upcoming warming trend this weekend and the current conditions, fire officials in Klamath and Lake counties for the South-Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership will officially declare fire season beginning Friday, Jun. 7, 2024, at 12:01 A.M. This declaration includes all private, county, and state wildlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Klamath-Lake District and Walker Range Forest Protection Association. It also applies to the Fremont-Winema National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District, the Sheldon-Hart Mountain and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complexes, and Crater Lake National Park.

The fire danger level will be MODERATE, and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will be I.

Moderate Fire Danger means:

  • Fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of fire starts is generally low.
  • Fires in open cured grasslands will burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days.
  • Timber fires spread slowly to moderately fast.
  • IFPL I: Closed Season - Fire precaution requirements are in effect. Unless otherwise waived, a Fire Watch is required at this and all higher levels.

    • Fire extinguisher and shovel must be with each chainsaw.
    • Fire extinguishers must be in all vehicles.
    • Chainsaws must have a .023-inch mesh screen installed in the exhaust.
    • Approved spark arrestors must be on all internal combustion engines.
    • Watch service must be provided for one hour after the shutdown of power equipment for the day unless otherwise specified.
    • No smoking is permitted while working or traveling through any operations area on public land except while in enclosed vehicles.
    • Permits to burn are required unless waived in advance.

    For the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Fire Season in effect declaration puts regulations restricting debris burning and timber harvest operations into place. 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 must have fire tools, an on-site water supply, and a watch service on privately owned forest land. Declaring Fire Season also prohibits:

    1. Smoking while working in or traveling through any operation area.
    2. The use of fuse and caps for blasting unless the forester grants approval.
    3. The discharge of an exploding target inside or within one-eighth mile of the district.
    4. The discharge of tracer ammunition on land within the district or within one-eighth mile of the district, or when discharged, crosses above land within the district or within one-eighth mile of the district.

    In conjunction with the declaration of the 2024 fire season, all lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management within half a mile of the Klamath River from the Keno Dam downstream to the Oregon/California border fall under this fire prevention order.

    For more information and current fire restrictions, visit https://www.scofmp.org/

    Fire restrictions protect Pacific Northwest communities, BLM announces

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, 12:05:09 PM PDT
    Lakeview, Oregon -

    On May 24, fire restrictions will go into effect for all Bureau of Land Management public lands throughout Oregon and Washington. BLM leaders encourage all visitors to be aware of active restrictions and closures as warmer, drier weather sets in around the Pacific Northwest.

    These fire restrictions help reduce the risk of human-caused fires. Starting May 24, 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.

    Although we had a wet winter, we must still be careful with activities that can cause a spark, said Anita Bilbao, BLM Oregon/Washington Associate State Director.

    Wet weather supports the growth of invasive grasses, which then dry out quickly in the summer months.

    Everyone can help to keep our first responders, local communities, and public lands safe by following fire restrictions and practicing fire safety while out on public lands, she continued.

    Those who violate the prohibition may be fined up to $100,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 12 months. In addition, those found responsible for starting wildland fires on federal lands can be billed for the cost of fire suppression.

    For the complete order and more information on seasonal fire restrictions and fire closures, please see www.blm.gov/orwafire.

    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.

    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.

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