Public Use Restrictions Go Into Effect
Monday, August 17th, 2015, 12:16:34 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Lakeview, OR – Due to the Extreme Fire Danger rating in south central Oregon area (known as SCOFMP), Public Use Restrictions (PUR) will be in effect beginning Thursday, August 20th at 12:01 a.m. (0001 hrs.). These restrictions apply to lands managed by the FremontWinema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lakeview District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) SheldonHart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The only Lakeview District BLMmanaged lands not included in this order are those within the Klamath Falls Resource Area that are west of Langell Valley. This area is under the protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Information regarding restrictions that apply to ODF protected lands may be obtained by calling (541) 8835681 or visiting the following Web site: http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/precautionlevel.shtml Until further notice, the following restrictions apply: Building, maintaining, attending or using campfires or stove fires are allowed only in designated campgrounds/areas. Specific site information may be obtained by contacting your local BLM, U.S. Forest Service or USFWS. Portable cooking stoves utilizing liquefied or bottled fuel sources continue to be allowed on all public lands managed by the FremontWinema National Forest, BLM’s Lakeview District, and SheldonHart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.Smoking is only allowed in an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is void of all flammable material, including vegetation. A motorized vehicle (this includes allterrain vehicles, motorcycles, cars, pickups, etc.) may only be operated on roads where vegetation does not come into contact with the vehicle’s undercarriage.
Until further notice, the following Public Use Restrictions apply:Motorized vehicles parked off roadways must be in an area barren of flammable material, including vegetation. Internal combustion engines (generators, etc.) not previously addressed may only be operated within designated campgrounds/areas. Power saw operations are prohibited. No welding equipment may be used, including acetylene or open flame torches. The following are additional requirements that apply while restrictions are in place: All motorized vehicles must carry the following equipment: (1) one shovel not less than 26 inches in overall length, with a blade not less than eight inches wide; (2) one water container of at least one gallon in size filled to capacity or a 2.5 pound fully charged fire extinguisher; and (3) one axe or Pulaski with a handle at least 26 inches in length and a head weight of not less than two pounds. Spark arresting devices must be properly installed and maintained on all internal combustion engines. Members of the public are cautioned that failure to comply with these restrictions may result in criminal and/or civil penalties. Information on the IFPL, current public use restrictions or designated campgrounds may be obtained by visiting the Web at: http://www.scofmp.org/lifc.shtml or by contacting the agencies listed above or calling the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 5419476259. For breaking news during the South Central Oregon’s fire season, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo or http://www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo. For more information about how you can prevent wildfires, contact your local BLM, Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Park Service or ODF office.
INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVEL INCREASES (IFPL 3)
Monday, August 17th, 2015, 12:26:38 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - POWER SAW OPERATION TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED ON PUBLIC LANDS IN SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON Lakeview, OR. – Effective Thursday, August, 20th at 12:01 am (0001 hrs.), Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL) will be implemented on lands administered by the FremontWinema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lakeview District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) SheldonHart Mountain National Wildlife Complex and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The only Lakeview District BLMmanaged lands exempt from this order are those within the Klamath Falls Resource Area that are west of the Langell Valley. This area is under the protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Information regarding restrictions that apply to ODFprotected lands may be obtained by calling (541) 883-5681 or visiting the following Web site: http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/precautionlevel.shtml
Under IFPL III, personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws. 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 fire precautionary requirements may result in the issuance of a Violation Notice. Information on the IFPL or current restrictions may be obtained by calling the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 5419476259 or visiting its Web site at: http://www.scofmp.org/lifc.shtml To report a wildfire, call the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 5419476315 or by calling 911. For breaking news during the South Central Oregon’s fire season, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo or http://www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo. For more information about how you can prevent wildfires, contact your local BLM, Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Park Service or ODF office.
Adjective Class Changed
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, 10:08:08 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - [Klamath Falls, OR]¾Beginning Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 12:01 AM, all private, county, and state wildlands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry [ODF], including BLM lands west of HWY. 97 as well as those Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands west of the Gerber Reservoir Area in Klamath County, will be raising the Fire Danger Level to EXTREME.
Additional Fire Prevention Requirements have been placed on industrial forest operations. High Speed Rotary saws and Tracked Felling/Skidding equipment are required to shut down between the hours of 1 PM and 8 PM. High Speed Rotary saws are also REQUIRED to have an “operation area observer” visually inspecting the area worked in and also additional fire equipment. These are in addition to the normal requirements listed in “A Guide to Legal Requirements for Prevention and Controlling Fires in Operations On and Near Forest Land in Oregon.”
Under the Public Regulated Use Closure: Ø Smoking in wildland areas is permitted only in enclosed vehicles on roads. Ø Camping, cooking or warming fires will be prohibited, except in the following designated locations: * KLAMATH COUNTY: Topsy Campground (BLM), Surveyor Campground (BLM), Collier State Park, Kimball State Park, Hagelstein Park (county) and posted sites in the Klamath River Canyon. * LAKE COUNTY: Gooselake State Park. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are permitted at all other locations. Ø Off road driving and motorized vehicles on un-improved roads is prohibited. Ø Use of fireworks is prohibited. "Fireworks" means any combustible or explosive device or any other article which was prepared for the purpose of providing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including firecrackers, fountains, skyrockets, snakes and sparklers. Ø Possession of a full size axe, shovel and a 2 ½ lb. fire extinguisher or filled gallon water container is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on state and county roads. Ø Debris Burning which was banned June 5th in Klamath and Lake Counties when Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry declared fire season remains in effect. In addition, the following activities will be prohibited between the hours of 1:00 to 8:00 PM: Ø Non-Industrial Chain saw use. Ø Cutting, grinding and welding of metal on forested lands.
Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the LIFC Daily Intelligence Report
- 6 Minutes for Safety
- Thirtymile Fire Final Report
- Ten Standard Fire Orders
- 18 Watchout Situations
- Fire Danger Rating Pocket Cards - What are they?
Weather, Climate and Smoke Management
- Local Energy Release Component Charts
- Local Weather Cams - from ODOT
- Oregon Fuel Moistures - Data from WIMS
- Days Since Significant Precipitation
- Fire Weather Forecasts
- Lakeview Air Quality Hotline - (541)947-5800
Policy, Plans and Agreements
- SCOFMP 2014 Daily Draw Down Guide - pdf
- South Central Oregon Task Force - pdf
- East Side Units Engine Task Force MOU - pdf
- Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (Definitions)
- Fire Danger Rating (Adjective Class Descriptions)
- Radio Management - call dispatch for frequencies.
Reports, Schedules and Calendars
- LIFC Daily Intelligence Report
- Current Prescribed Fire Situation
- Northwest 7-Day Significant Fire Potential (.pdf)
- Situation Reports
- National Interagency Fire Center - NIFC
- Northwest Interagency Coordination Center - NWCC
- Interagency Airspace Coordination
- ROSS Home Page
- ORCA Fire Management Team Home Page
- Other Dispatch Offices: