Central Oregon Fire Info, May 22, 2024

On Thursday, May 23, firefighters will be conducting a prescribed burn of up to 325 acres 15 miles south of Bend and 2 miles east of Sunriver.  The burn will be located east of Highway 97, south of the Hwy 97 Exit 153 interchange, north of the Vandevert Road interchange and south of Abbot Pit.

Ignitions on the Prescribed Burn are planned for 10 a.m. Smoke will be highly visible from Highway 97, Bend, La Pine and Sunriver. Sunriver, La Pine and Bend may experience some smoke impacts. Residents are encouraged to keep doors and windows closed to minimize smoke impacts. Smoke impacts are typically most notable overnight and in the early morning hours. Road and trail closures are not anticipated although the public is asked to use caution and slow down where fire traffic and firefighters are present. This area has been previously thinned and mowed prior to returning low-intensity fire through prescribed burning.