Firefighters postponed most ignitions on the prescribed fire planned (IFF66) near Sisters today. After the test fire and lighting approximately 7 acres in the burn unit, winds shifted becoming a challenge. With constant monitoring during prescribed burns, managers were able to make the decision to stop ignitions at that time. Firefighters were able to secure the area that was burned.
Tomorrow if conditions allow, firefighters will return to that same area to finish the burn unit. The prescribed burn initially planned for Thursday near Camp Sherman (Metolius WUI 18/42) is postponed for now.
Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District is also planning to burn a unit (MX2G) tomorrow about 5 miles north of Hole in the Ground and 22 miles southeast of La Pine.