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More Prescribed Burns in South County

SUNRIVER, OR -- More prescribed burns are planned for the region, next week. Firefighters on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District plan to burn 2700 acres near Sunriver and La Pine. Ignitions will take place in various areas intermittently over the next four to six weeks, as conditions allow.

Sunriver burn areas include 700 acres near Cottonwood and Highway 97, 1,000 acres west of the Three Rivers subdivision, and 1,300 acres south of Lava River Cave. Each area will see three or four days of ignitions. These are "understory" burns to reduce hazardous fuels before the start of wildfire season.

Near La Pine, they’ll work east of Newberry Estates, burning 750 acres adjacent to County Road 21.

Another operation is planned for later this spring, to burn 150 acres west of Bend. You'll find more information on current prescribed burn opeations at CentralOregonFire.org


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