South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

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). 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.

News

South Central Oregon - Industrial Fire Precaution Level

Thursday, July 21st, 2016, 4:35:39 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Effective Friday, July 22 at 00:01 (12:01 AM) Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will be 2 in South Central Oregon. IFPL applies to lands protected by Fremont-Winema NF, Lakeview District BLM, Sheldon-Hart NWRC and Klamath Basin NWRC lands in Oregon.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP)/Lakeview Interagency Fire Center (LIFC) website provides definitions and further details. http://scofmp.org/ifpls.shtml

Adjective Class is and will remain at: High Regulated Use Closures are in place for areas under Klamath-Lake District ODF protection No Public Use Restrictions on federal lands within SCOFMP

Klamath-Lake District and Walker Range, to Implement Regulated Use Closure

Thursday, June 30th, 2016, 4:45:21 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - [Klamath Falls, OR] Beginning Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 12:01 AM, all private, county, and state lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry [ODF] in Klamath and Lake Counties, including BLM lands west of the Gerber Reservoir area, along with Walker Range Patrol Association have been placed under a PUBLIC REGULATED USE CLOSURE. Summer weather and fuel conditions have reached the stage where regulatory fire prevention measures are beneficial in the reduction of the potential of human caused fires at this time of year, stated Randall Baley, Protection Unit Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry. By implementing these additional fire restrictions and promoting public awareness about fire prevention, we can reduce the likelihood of fire problems.

The recent high temperatures and low humiditys have also forced the adjective class to be raised to HIGH and IFPL of 1 for all South Oregon Management Partnerships. This includes the Klamath-Lake District ODF, Sheldon-Hart NWRC, Lakeview District BLM and Fremont-Winema NF. Under the Public Regulated Use Closure on ODF protected lands: Smoking in wildland areas is permitted only in enclosed vehicles or improved roads. Camping, cooking or warming fires will be prohibited, except in the following designated locations: * KLAMATH COUNTY: Topsy Campground (BLM), Surveyor Campground (BLM), Collier State Park, Kimball State Park, Hagelstein Park (county) and posted sites in the Klamath River Canyon. * LAKE COUNTY: Gooselake State Park. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are permitted at all locations. Chainsaw use is prohibited between the hours of 1:00pm and 8:00pm. Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles is prohibited, except on improved roads. Possession of a shovel at least 26 inches long and a 2.5lb fire extinguisher or larger or filled gallon water container is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on state and county roads. Debris Burning was banned June 3rd in Klamath and Lake Counties, when fire season was declared, and remains in effect. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited. For landowners and/or their employee(s) thereof, conducting activities associated with their livelihood, cutting, grinding and welding is prohibited between the hours of 1:00p.m and 8:00p.m. Use of fireworks is prohibited. Exploding targets and tracer ammunition, or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base, is prohibited.

The above regulations expand those already in effect in the Klamath River Canyon since June 3rd 2016. Fire prevention requirements and restrictions for Commercial / Industrial forest operations on lands protected by the Department of Forestry continue to be in place. The required Fire Watch has increased to a 3 hour requirement on Commercial forest operations. For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at Klamath Falls, 541-883-5681 or Lakeview, 541-947-3311. Walker Range Patrol Association protects lands in northern Klamath and Lake Counties. Contact 541-433-2451 for current WRPA fire restriction information. Southwest Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties. Contact 541-684-3328 for current SWO information. Fremont Winema National Forests - contact 541-883-6715 or 541-947-2151. Lakeview District BLM - contact 541-947-2177 or 541-883-6916 Lakeview Interagency Fire Center- http://scofmp.org/index.shtml or 541-947-6315

2016 Fire Season Goes Into Effect in Klamath and Lake Counties

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, 7:49:04 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - [Klamath Falls]Fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties will officially declare fire season beginning Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 12:01 A.M. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Klamath-Lake District. Areas protected by the Walker Range Forest Protective Association, northern Klamath County, have been in a declared fire season since Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 12:01 A.M. This affects all private, county, state forestlands, and those Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands under contract and agreement west of the Gerber Reservoir area and HWY 97. Despite fairly cool and spring like weather for a good portion of May, these current hot and dry conditions look to continue thru the first weeks of June, so its time to prohibit all outdoor burning and put normal industrial restrictions in place. Stated Randall Baley, Protection Unit Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry.

The Fire Season in effect declaration puts into place regulations restricting debris burning and forest operations. Wildland and structural fire protection agencies in Klamath County have agreed to prohibit all outdoor debris burning as do the agencies in Lake County unless a permit is first obtained. 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 forest land. In addition to the Declaration of Fire Season, ODF and the Klamath Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management will be placing the Klamath River Canyon area from the Keno Dam to the State Line in a Regulated Closure. The Closure stipulates the following: 1) Possession of the following fire-fighting equipment is required while traveling in the forest, except on state and county roads: an axe, a shovel, and one gallon of water or one 2 pound or larger fire extinguisher. Axe means a wood cutting tool having a handle of not less than 26 inches in length and a head weight of not less than 2 pounds. Shovel, means a digging tool having a handle not less than 26 inches in length and a blade of not less than 8 inches in width. 2) Smoking in wildland areas is permitted only in enclosed vehicles on roads. Smoking is prohibited while working or traveling in an industrial operation area. 3) Open fires, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, are permitted only at posted and designated sites. 4) Non-Industrial Chainsaw usage is prohibited between 1 P.M. and 8 P.M. 5) Fireworks usage is prohibited within the Closure Area.

The Klamath River Canyon has been placed under this Regulated Closure due to its lower elevation, drier fuels, and steep terrain. The Lakeview Interagency Fire Center website: http://scofmp.org/lifc.shtml is available to assist in keeping people informed of current and changing conditions for our area. Walker Range Patrol Association can be contacted at 541-433-2451.

Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the LIFC Incidents Information Report

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