Central Oregon Fire Info, May 2024

On Thursday, May9, firefighters on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District plan to conduct prescribed burn operations on up to 269 acres approximately one and a half miles west of Sunriver along Forest Service Road 41 near the access for Besson Day Use Area.

Ignitions on the burn are planned for 10 a.m.  Smoke will be visible from Sunriver, La Pine, Bend and Highway 97.  Areas adjacent to the prescribed burn could experience smoke impacts overnight and in the early morning hours.  Residents in Sunriver and the surrounding area are encouraged to keep doors and windows closed to decrease smoke impacts.

While no road or trail closures are anticipated, there may be some short delays along Forest Service Road 41 during operations.  The public is asked to use caution and slow down where fire traffic and firefighters are present.