SISTERS, OR -- Firefighters will conduct more prescribed burns in Central Oregon, this week.
Firefighters will conduct burning operations southeast of Sunriver, near the Lavacast Forest, Monday and Tuesday. They'll start with two units, totaling 140 acres, near Forest Road 9720.
On the Sisters Ranger District, fire managers will finish a unit south of Sisters, adjacent to the Milli Fire Scar off Forest Road 15. They have 72 acres remaining in that unit.
And, later this week, crews plan to conduct a large prescribed burn along Highway 26, in the Ochoco National Forest, 19 miles east of Prineville. They expect to start the operation late Wednesday morning and continue through Thursday. Crews will line the 1200-acre unit by hand, and may use a helicopter for aerial ignitions.
All operations are weather dependent.