Beginning tomorrow and possibly continuing Thursday, fuels specialists with the Sisters Ranger District will use prescribed fire to burn up to 300 acres within an area 1½ miles northwest of Camp Sherman and ½ mile southwest of the Jack Creek Campground, known as “1425”. Signs will be posted on Forest Roads 12, 1420, and 1425, which might be impacted by smoke.
Depending on conditions, Thursday, fuels specialists with the Crescent Ranger District will use prescribed fire to burn approximately 250 acres across two units. The first unit, “Jig 1”, is planned for an area near Wickiup Reservoir, approximately ½ mile west of the Cascade Lakes Highway along Forest Road 4652. The second unit, “Weiser 66”, is planned for an area near the Two Rivers North and Cascade Estates subdivisions along Highway 58. Smoke could be visible along Cascade Lakes Highway near Wickiup Reservoir and along Highway 58 in the vicinity of mile post 80.
Due to the size and location of all three burns the public could see visible plumes of smoke and drivers may experience smoke impacts on nearby highways and Forest roads. If smoke drifts onto roads, motorists should slow down, turn on headlights, and proceed with care.
For more information, please visit the “Prescribed Fires” link on the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center website, http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/fire/