(FIRE UPDATE) South Central Oregon Bracing For Another Round of Lightning

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

Lakeview, Oregon – National Weather Service (NWS) has issuedRed Flag Warnings for south central Oregon and surrounding areas for the next three days. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions, which include a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures, can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

South Central Oregon Fire Management (SCOFMP) has crews pre-positioned to immediately respond to any new fire starts within the area. There are 38 engines, nine dozers, seven water tenders, five air resources, two hand crews and the Redmond Smoke Jumpers are on standby to fully suppress any fires they are dispatched too.

Since July 21, 2014, there have been 155 confirmed starts in the SCOFMP area. All fires from that date are either contained, controlled or out with the exception of Pumice Complex and Wild Horse fires. All these fires are in mop up phases.

Fire danger throughout south central Oregon and surrounding area remains extreme. Fire officials ask the public to know what fire restrictions are in place for the areas they plan to recreate on. Here is a list of important phone numbers and Web addresses:

Fire Information                                   

Public Use Restrictions                     

Reporting a Fire                       

  • 9-1-1
  • 541-947-6315