Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 09.22.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Oct 03,2006
Fire Managers Ask Public To Prevent Wildland Fires
by Bend Weekly News Sources

Federal and state fire managers in Central Oregon are asking hunters, and other public and private wildland visitors to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires this fall. 

To date, 138 of the 450 fires reported this year to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center in Prineville were human-caused.

“Abandoned campfires are the leading cause of wildfires in the West,” said Tom Goheen, Deputy Fire Management Officer for the Deschutes National Forest.  “We’re especially concerned about the fall season with so many folks heading out to hunt, camp and recreate.  It’s easy to get fooled by the shorter days and cooler nights, but we have not had rain in quite some time.”

Central Oregon’s fire prevention experts encourage people who recreate on private or public lands to learn current fire regulations and never leave a fire unattended.

Basic campfire rules include: 

  • Using existing fire rings or pits in a safe place, and only where campfires are permitted.  Keep the fire small.

  • Clearing the area around a campfire and removing all vegetation and debris from within 10 feet before you start the fire. 

  • Ensuring you have a bucket of water, shovel and other tools nearby in case your campfire starts to get out of control.

  • Making sure the campfire is “dead out” before leaving.  Stir water and dirt into the coals with a shovel or stick until coals are cool enough to touch with the back of the hand.

  • Being careful with cigarettes, lanterns, barbecues, gas stoves and anything else at campsites that can be a source of ignition for a wildfire.

Check agency websites for areas you plan to visit to learn current restrictions. 

For fire restrictions in the Pacific Northwest, log onto:  www.or.blm.gof/pnwfire

Fire restrictions for Central Oregon wildlands can be found at: www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/fire/fire-info.htm

1920 times read

Related news
Fire Restrictions Increase On Central Oregon Public Lands by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Jul 24,2006

Wildfire season begins June 1 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on May 25,2007

Fire season to start; burning season to end June 1st by Bend Weekly Sources posted on May 21,2006

Fire Managers Faced with Tough Decisions by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Sep 09,2006

State Fire Marshal Urges Outdoor Fire Safety by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Jun 20,2006

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 18 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?