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High Visibility Pile Burning near La Pine, Sunriver, and West of Bend

Central Oregon With weather forecasts predicting sustained fall weather conditions, fuels specialists continue to burn piles across Central Oregon. As part of this pile burning effort, the Deschutes National Forest intends to begin burning piles in several additional locations that will be highly visible beginning today, November 7th.

 

Specialists expect operations to continue for approximately one week as they burn piles in the following locations: 1) near La Pine between Huntington Road and the railroad tracks approximately 1 mile southeast of La Pine Fire Station 102, 2) three miles west of Sunriver near Forest Service Rd 41, and 3) west of Bend near the Skyliner Community off of Skyliners Road (Forest Service Rd 4601).

No closures are anticipated with these operations. However, smoke will be visible along: 1) Highway 97 near Vandervert Road and Huntington Road, 2) Forest Service Rd 41 near Sunriver, and 3) Skyliners Road (Forest Service Rd 4601) for several days post ignitions.

If smoke drifts on to roads, motorists should slow down, turn on headlights, and proceed with care. Once ignited, units are monitored by firefighters until they are declared out.

Fuels specialists will follow policies outlined in the Oregon Department of Forestry smoke management plan, which governs prescribed fires (including pile burning) and attempts to minimize impacts to visibility and public health.

For more information, visit the Ochoco/Deschutes website at www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregon and follow us on twitter @CentralORFire.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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