South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire, applying fire to the land following a plan, is a tool used by the Federal Agencies and some private land owners to accomplish various objectives. These objectives include, but are not limited to:
  • reducing fuel loadings to improve fire fighter and public safety;
  • reducing costs and damages from wildland fire;
  • increasing ecosystem health;
  • improving habitat and forage for wildlife and domestic stock.

Wildland fire has always played an essential role in the ecological process and as a natural change agent. Aggressive total fire suppression has been the policy for wildland fire management agencies for decades. The knowledge and experience gained over these years have changed fire management philosophy in the Federal agencies. The complete exclusion of fire is now deemed to have been detrimental to the ecosystem and functioning. As a result of the devastating 1994 fire season, the extreme fire behaviors that consumed natural resources, private property and took the lives of the 14 fire fighters on the South Canyon fire, the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy and Program Review was adopted in 1995. This policy provides direction for the Federal Agencies in the use of wildland fire including prescribed fire.

The Oregon Department of Forestry assists the Federal Agencies and private land owners in the development of plans for the application of prescribed fire.

Current Rx Burning

Agency Project Name Today's Planned Acres Est. Time of Ignition Legal Descriptive Location Burn Boss Comments Updated
FWF - Southeast Zone
Today's Fire Manager = DV-1
Paddock Meadow 175 0900 T38 R 13 S 12 N of Gerber Reservoir C-614 POC for Goodlow RX is DV1 541-219-9992 RXB Cpt 614 541-591-316819-Apr-2023 8:03:49
FWF - Winter Rim Zone
Today's Fire Manager = BC-30
Bridge Buck Piles 32 0900 T30 R12 S12, T30 R 12 S1 Bridge Creek BC-30  16-Nov-2023 7:07:56
FWF - Mazama Zone
Today's Fire Manager = F-52
Yota Blackline unit 1 132 10/6 @ 1000 T29, R10, S25 &36 20 miles SE of Chemult None Yota in patrol & mop up phase beginning 10/9 North II in patrol & mop up phase beginning 10/214-Nov-2023 8:42:10
Yota Blackline unit 2 130 10/7 @ 1100 T29, R10, S25 &36 20 miles SE of Chemult None
Yota Blackline unit 2 51 10/8 @ 1000 T29, R10, S25 &36 20 miles SE of Chemult None
North 2 Unit 25 1500 10/19 @1000 T333 R8 Sec 26,35 T34 R 8 Sec 2,11,14 8 miles NE of Chiloquin None
Egg Handpiles 800 10/31 @ 1000 T34 R7 Sec 4,5,8,9,17,18 4 miles NW of Chiloquin Capt. 654
FWF - Klamath Ranger District
Today's Fire Manager = DV-6
Fourmile Piles     T36, R5, S8/9 Fourmile Lake & CG Fuels-61 Fourmile piles in patrol status.1-Nov-2023 7:26:40
Sheldon/Hart NWR
Today's Fire Manager = DV-501
No Burning Today             13-Apr-2023 9:46:25
Klamath Basin NWRs
Today's Fire Manager = LKR CH8500
No Burning Today             6-Jun-2023 8:15:38
FWF - Crater Lake National Park
Today's Fire Manager = None
Mazama Village Piles 1 0930 T 331S R5E Sec13 Mazama Village/campground None Burn boss will be 9103 (Harwood).....Continuing ignitions on Mazama Village Rx if conditions permit following eclipse today.17-Oct-2023 7:17:34
ODF Klamath
No Burning Today             4-May-2019 8:00:46
ODF - Lakeview
No Burning Today             10-Jun-2016 11:37:21
BLM Lakeview
Today's Fire Manager = DV-7
Clover flat 100 0900 T35 R20 S22,27,28,32,33 Clover Flat BC-71  14-Nov-2022 11:27:36
Loveless Creek 20 1200 T37 R21 S7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20 Loveless Creek F-79
Today's Fire Manager = F-76
West Side Landing piles Green Leftovers 20 0900 T40 R6 Sec 33 and 27 Ward Road F-75  1-Dec-2023 6:12:25

LIFC Information

This information was updated on 17-Nov-2023 16:48:58
LIFC Coordinator = Suba       On Call Dispatcher = Hall
LIFC Resources/Comments = LIFC is staffed 5 days a week 0800-1700 unless required for extended staffing.

Rx burns have green icons.