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Prescribed burning set for Wednesday

The Sisters Ranger District plans to implement multiple prescribed fires totaling 220 acres approximately one mile south of Sisters (SAFR unit 54) off Edgington road and approximately seven miles south of Sisters (SAFR Unit 150) along the FS 16 road (Three Creek Road) on Wednesday, May 4.

Operations will begin as early as 9 a.m., and will continue until ignitions are complete, or conditions become unfavorable.

This treatment is part of the Sisters Area Fuels Reduction project and is intended to reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland-urban interface and return forest stands to historic conditions by reintroducing fire on the landscape. Central Oregon’s forests are adapted to frequent low-intensity fires. No road or trail closures are anticipated, however a suggested detour for the Peterson Ridge Tie Trail will be signed in the area. Flaggers will be used in the event that smoke impacts FSR 16. Once ignited, units are monitored and patrolled until they are declared out.

For more information on hazardous fuels reduction projects in Central Oregon, visit or visit and follow on Twitter @CentralORFire. Text “COFIRE” to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed fire text alerts.


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