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Deschutes National Forest fuels specialists will burn piles in two separate location near Bend and Sunriver, possibly beginning this Wednesday morning.

 

Forest spokesperson Jeanne Nelson Dean says one pile near Sunriver, off Highway 97 would be first to be burned.  "These are piles of materials from trees that have been thinned or groundwork, just to reduce those hazardous fuels in those areas and now we're burning them under controlled conditions."

 

Nelson Dean says an area off of Skyliners Road should be burned next week, and other areas, like the La Pine basin and an area adjacent to Eagle Crest could also finish up their burns next week.

 

This should be the end of forest fuels management for the year.

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