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Latest from Central Oregon Fire Dispatch Center: Several weeks remain in the western fire season, and fire danger remains high locally.


Central Oregon Fire Update

           

Central Oregon – There were no new smoke reports Monday night.  Crews continue to follow up on the remaining reports from the storms on Sunday, August 25.  Resources not assigned to a smoke report are staged and remain in a state of readiness.   

 

National Preparedness Level today is at 4 meaning there is still a high demand for firefighting resources.  Several weeks remain in the western fire season, and fire danger remains high locally.  Hunting season is bringing more people out raising the probability of warming fires.  Please follow all campfire restrictions and county or city burning regulations.

 

Crews continue to respond to abandoned campfires outside hosted and developed campgrounds.  Public Use Restrictions continue on all open fires, including charcoal fires on the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, the Deschutes National Forest and the Crooked River National Grasslands. Campfires are prohibited except in hosted and developed campgrounds. A list is available on either of these two web sites http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/fire/ or http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/index.php. These restrictions do not apply to affected Wilderness areas on the Deschutes National Forest.

 

For public and firefighter safety the Area Forest Closure is still in effect within the Green Ridge fire boundary, and roads within the fire perimeter remain closed to public travel. For details and updates please visit the Deschutes National Forest web site http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/centraloregon/alerts-notices

 

The forecast today is for temperatures in the 80’s with humidity in the teens and twenties.  Winds for the next few days should be generally from the southwest.

 

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