BEND, OR -- Central Oregon fire management officials are taking advantage of our mild weather and conducting controlled burns today and Wednesday. Prineville BLM crews will burn several hundred piles of juniper slash. Lisa Clark with BLM tells KBND News, "The first project is in the Maston Trail Area, just a little bit south of Eagle Crest ... Then, we have a second project southwest of Prineville, and that's off Millican Road." She says smoke will be seen in both areas, although no road closures are expected. Both projects should wrap up by Wednesday.
Newberry Fire Management/Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District will burn 6 landing piles west of Bend today (Tuesday). Those piles are located between the 4601 road and the 4609 road. Smoke is expected in and around Bend from those burns, as well.