The Deschutes National Forest is starting prescribed burns as soon as weather conditions are favorable. Jean Nelson-Dean at the forest says a burn is planned for five miles west of Pine Mountain, 20 miles southeast of Bend. She says the burn will be 14-hundred acres and ignitions could last up to four days. Nelson-Dean says another burn of 1-thousand acres is near Fort Rock about 24 miles southeast of La Pine. She says ignitions for that burn could last a few days.
The Prineville Office of the Bureau of Land Management is ready for the fall / winter prescribed burn program. Pile burning will occur in the Cline Buttes area…the Outback area is 8-miles southeast of La Pine…the La Pine pile burn is in the “Y” between Highway 31 and Highway 97. Crews will also burn Juniper slash across 10-thousand acres south of Brothers and in the 12-Mile table area east of Paulina. Burn piles are also ready near Millican Road and Reservoir Road southwest of Prineville. The piles will be burned as weather conditions permit.