· Bridge Creek Ag Fields - 100 acres, 2 miles northwest of Mitchell
· Millican Road – 400 acres, 10 miles southwest of Prineville
· Playa Jackpot Burning – 2,200 acres, 10 miles south of Brothers
· Pile Burning – various locations throughout the District including: near La Pine State Park; adjacent to Highway 31 south of La Pine; within Maston recreational area 4 miles southwest of Redmond; and adjacent to the Prineville Lake Acres subdivision 11 miles southeast of Prineville
Ochoco National Forest & Crooked River National Grassland:
· Squirrel Ridge - 400 acres in Mill Creek by Wildcat Campground
· Gray Prairie – 1,800 acres, 5 miles south of Big Summit Prairie
· Zane – 850 acres, 2 miles east of Big Summit Prairie
· East Maury’s – 800 acres along eastern boundary of the Maury Mountains
· Willow Pine – 1,000 acres, 15 miles east of Paulina in the southwest corner of the Ochoco National Forest
· Grasslands Jackpot – 1,000 acres from multiple units throughout the Crooked River National Grasslands including: 6 miles southeast of Madras; 15 miles south of Madras along Highway 26; and one mile north of Haystack Reservoir
In all cases, the areas around the burns will be signed to inform motorists of the prescribed fire activities.
People recreating in or traveling through the area should use caution as smoke may affect visibility and travel. If motorists encounter smoke as a result of the burning, they should slow down, turn on headlights, and proceed with care.
Patrols and mop-up activities will occur during and following ignitions and night patrols will occur on an as-needed basis, depending on conditions.
Smoke from many of these prescribed fires will be highly visible from Central Oregon communities including but not limited to Bend, Sisters, Redmond, La Pine, and Prineville.
Individual media releases will be sent out prior to each burn providing more information on the type of burn, the location and information on any road or area closures. All prescribed burns will be mopped up and patrolled following ignition.
For more information, visit the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/fire/