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Five-Acre Prescribed Burn Adjacent to Forest Service Road 41 Monday

Five-acre plot to be burned ahead of fire investigator training

Bend, Ore— The Bend-Fort Ranger District plans to conduct a five-acre prescribed burn to generate a training environment for students enrolled in the Forest Service’s fire investigator class.

Firefighters will burn the training unit tomorrow with ignitions slated for 9:30 a.m. The unit is located adjacent to Forest Service Road 41 two miles west of Sunriver and half a mile west of Spring River subdivision near Besson Day Use Area. No road or trail closures are anticipated. Minimal drift smoke may be visible from Forest Service Road 41 and 40.

What does this mean for you?

During prescribed burns, smoke may settle in low-lying areas overnight.

  • All residents are encouraged to close windows at night to avoid smoke impacts
  • When driving in smoky areas, drivers should slow down and turn on headlights
  • If you have heart or lung disease, asthma, or other chronic conditions, ask your doctor about how to protect yourself from smoke
  • Go to centraloregonfire.org to learn more about smoke safety and prescribed burning in Central Oregon

For more information on prescribed burning in Central Oregon, visit centraloregonfire.org/ and for information specific to the Deschutes National Forest visit www.fs.usda.gov/deschutes. Follow us on Twitter @CentralORFire. Text “COFIRE to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed fire text alerts.

-USFS-

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