South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

SCOFMP & LIFC

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. Dispatching is performed by the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center (LIFC). Facebook

Mission Statement

The mission for Lakeview Interagency Fire Center (LIFC) is to provide high quality service to all of our partner agencies in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible while providing for firefighter safety at all times. All actions will be consistent with land and resource management objectives and current incident management direction.

Fire Danger Sign Industrial Fire Precaution Level
Recorded Message of Fire Restrictions for Camping, Woodcutting, etc. (541) 947-6259

News

Fire Danger and Restrictions increasing in South Central Oregon

Monday, August 14th, 2017, 10:31:51 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - The fire danger will be elevated to "Extreme" July 28, 2017. Additionally the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will be increasing to Level 3 within lands under the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership and Public Use Restrictions are also being implemented in several areas.

Both the IFPL 3 and Public Use Restrictions go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017. Under IFPL 3, personal use woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws, per the rules and regulations issued with the permit.

Public Use Restrictions are being implemented on lands administered by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Lakeview District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Complex and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

The only Lakeview District BLM lands not included in this are those within the Klamath Falls BLM Resource Area west of Langell Valley. This area is under the protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). For information on specific restrictions in areas under ODF's fire protection, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.

Personal and commercial woodcutters are reminded of their responsibility to stay informed of current IFPLs and all restrictions that apply to activities conducted on public lands. Failure to comply with the fire precautionary requirements may result in a violation notice.

Restrictions

Campfires are only allowed in designated campgrounds or areas. Smoking is restricted to enclosed vehicles or designated areas.

Motorized vehicles can only be operated on roads clear of flammable vegetation and parking off roadways must be done in areas barren of flammable material.

Chain saw use is prohibited, portable generators can only be used in designated areas and spark arresters are required on any internal combustion engine being operated.

Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame is also prohibited.

Anyone entering federal lands under these restrictions must also carry a shovel at least 26 inches long with a blade no less than 8 inches wide, an axe or Pulaski with at least a 26-inch handle and a head weight no less than 2 pounds, and at least 1 gallon of water or a 2.5 pound fully charged fire extinguisher.

Violations of these prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment of not more than 6 months, or both.

For more IFPL information and a list of designated sites and areas associated with the Public Use Restrictions, please visit http://scofmp.org/ifpls.shtml or call the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 541-947-6259.

Crater Lake National Park will be implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, prohibiting campfires in the backcountry and restricting campfires and smoking to designated areas. For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/crla and select "Alerts".

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 lands administered and protected by each agency.

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 lands 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 Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

For more information, contact Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership at 541-219-0515 or ssaarloos@fs.fed.us. Daily wildfire information, maps and social media links can be found at SCOFMP Blog: https://scofmp.blogspot.com/

Public Fire Restrictions Take Effect on Monday July 10th, 2017 at 12:01 am.

Monday, July 10th, 2017, 8:27:45 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Each year human-caused wildfires wreak havoc on Oregon's pristine landscapes and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put out. In an effort to prevent carless fires, the Oregon Department of Forestry's Klamath-Lake District and Walker Range Patrol Association has imposed public fire restrictions related to activities know to start fires. Violators of the "Regulated-Use Closure" will not only be cited, but may be held liable for fire suppression costs should a fire result. The following activities are either restricted by time of day of prohibited entirely:

Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, and other designated locations.

Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at locations designated by the forester. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

The use of power saws is prohibited during extreme fire danger. Chain saw use is permitted before 1 P.M. and after 8 P.M. during low, moderate and high fire danger. When permitted, each power saw is required to have one shovel and one fire extinguisher of at least 8 oz. capacity.

Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited during extreme fire danger and permitted before 1 P.M. and 8 P.M. during low, moderate and high fire danger. When allowed, this activity must be conducted in a cleared area and have a charged garden hose or one 2-1/2 lb. or larger fire extinguisher immediately available.

Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2-1/2 lb. or larger fire extinguisher.

The use of fireworks is prohibited.

Aside form these restrictions', also prohibited throughout fire season is backyard debris burning, the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition. The recent high temperatures and low humidity's have also forced the adjective class to be raised to "High". Contact the Oregon Department of Forestry's office at (541) 883-5681 Klamath Falls, (541) 947-3311 Lakeview or log onto www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restictions.aspx

SCOFMP Fire Information Blog

Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the LIFC Incidents Information Report

NIFC National Fire News
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