Friday, April 20, 2018


Prescribed Fire Planned in Bly and Beatty

BLY, Ore. – Prescribed fires are planned starting on or about April 25 in Bly and Beatty by the Bly Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
Prescribed fire is an important tool used by fire managers to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and increase firefighter and community safety in the event of future wildfires in the area. Prescribed fire is only applied when specific environmental conditions are met and in a manner designed to achieve specific objectives.
The West Spodue prescribed fire is planned for approximately 1,800 acres and is located approximately 12 miles north of Beatty, just west of Spodue Mountain. The Bly Ridge prescribed fire is planned for approximately 1,100 acres and is located approximately 5 miles west of Bly. The public may notice smoke in this area of the forest, as well as residual smoke after ignitions are over.
Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and watch for prescribed fire operations to maintain personal and firefighter safety. Areas where prescribed fire operations are taking place will be well signed and may have increased fire personnel, traffic and smoke in the area.
Each prescribed fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load, prescribed fire objectives and how long fire has been absent from the area. This includes wildfires and prescribed fires.
Prescribed fire announcements will be placed locally prior to ignition. SCOFMP Employees are committed to a safe and successful prescribed fire within these designated areas.
For more information, please call the Bly Ranger District at (541) 353-2700. Or get our most recent updates online at scofmp.org/lifc.shtml, on Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo and on Twitter at @SCOFMPFireInfo.
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