PDF Map of Fall Prescribed Burn Units
Ignitions are complete for approximately 2,000 acres total in the Knox unit of the Prairie City Ranger District, as well as the Crawford and 18 Road Corridor units on the Blue Mountain Ranger District.
Forest Officials are continuing to assess conditions for burning in the remaining units across the forest. Prescribed burns are weather dependant; timing of work on each unit will depend on weather and air quality.
Visitors can expect to see imtermittent smoke in each burn vacinity. Signs will be posted alerting visitors about upcoming burns. Forest visitors can expect to see engines and fire crews monitoring these fires until they are declared out.
To report a wildfire or to report theft or damage to government property, call the John Day Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-575-1321.
For more facts on prescribed fire and its benefits, visit: http://www.smokeybear.com/prescribed-fires.asp