(FIRE UPDATE) Firefighters Respond to 32 Confirmed Fires in South Central Oregon as of 11 p.m.

Contact(s): Erica Hupp (541) 883-6715; Lisa Swinney (541) 947-6261

Lakeview, Oregon – Interagency fire crews have been responding to smoke reports caused by the lightning storm on lands managed by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the past 24 hours. 

As of 11 p.m., firefighters have responded to 32 confirmed fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP).

The largest of these fires has been contained at 2 acres while most were single tree lightning caused fires less than 1/10th and acre.

In the past 24 hours there have been a reported 1,906 lightning strikes in the SCOFMP area. 

To report a wildland fire, call the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 541-947-6315 or by calling 911.


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