Burning set to start in Sisters


Last updated 4/13/2021 at Noon

Fuels specialists on the Deschutes National Forest will ignite several prescribed fires on Sisters Ranger District beginning Wednesday, April 14, and continuing Thursday and Friday. The fires will treat about 600 acres, depending on weather conditions.

The prescribed burns will occur in the Sisters Area Fuels Reduction (SAFR) project area, about three miles southwest of Sisters along the 1505 Road (SAFR 10). Smoke will be highly visible from Sisters.

Nearby residents and businesses are advised to keep windows and doors closed during the night as the cooling in the evening can hold smoke closer to the ground. If smoke drifts on to local roads, motorists should slow down and turn on headlights.

For info visit www.centraloregonfire.org or www.fs.usda.gov/deschutes. Call Sisters Ranger District at 541-549-7700 for questions.


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