Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 7, 2017 Wildfire Update for SCOFMP

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) responded to two human-caused fires Wednesday, July 6, 2017.

A small remote fire was reported in the Sky Lakes Wilderness in the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Two firefighters heli-repelled and extinguished the .10 acre Mirror Fire.

The Gerber Rim Fire was reported at 10 acres, burning in mixed conifer near the Gerber Reservoir area. The fire is located 9 miles south of Bly, Ore. and was on private land. An interagency response of firefighters responded and suppressed the fire spread to 29 acres. The fire is currently under investigation.

With continuing hot and dry weather conditions, fire danger is escalating. Residents and visitors are asked to be careful with anything that makes a spark. 

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is an interagency fire management program that provides comprehensive wildland fire service to south central Oregon and northwest Nevada. The partnership strives to achieve a more efficient, effective and integrated interagency fire management program for all participating agencies on the land administered and protected by each agency.

Participating agencies include: Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Klamath Basin Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and state lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

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