The Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District plans to implement a prescribed fire of up to 302 acres 5 mileseast of the Sunriver areaon Thursday, May 23rd. The legal location is: Township 20, Range 11, Sec. 10. Operations will begin as early as 10:00 AM, and will continue until ignitions are complete, or conditions become unfavorable. Smoke will be visible from Highway 97, which will remain open. No road or trail closures are planned.

This treatment is part of the Klone Vegetation Management Project and is intended to reduce hazardous fuels in and adjacent to the wildland-urban interface and return forest stands to historic conditions by reintroducing fire to the landscape. Central Oregon’s forests are adapted to frequent low-intensity fires.

What does this mean for you?

• During prescribed burns, smoke may settle in low-lying areas overnight

• All residents are encouraged to close windows at night to avoid smoke impacts

• When driving in smoky areas, drivers should slow down and turn on headlights

• If you have heart or lung disease, asthma, or other chronic conditions, ask your doctor about how to protect yourself from smoke

• Go to centraloregonfire.org to learn more about smoke safety and prescribed burning in Central Oregon

See map below for specific location.

For more information on prescribed burning in Central Oregon, visit centraloregonfire.org/ and for information specific to the Deschutes National Forest visit www.fs.usda.gov/deschutes. Follow us on

X/Twitter @CentralORFire. Text “COFIRE” to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed fire text alerts.

Thank you for supporting prescribed fire!

Forest Service ShieldDavid Miranda Supervisory Fire Engine Operator Forest Service Deschutes NF, Bend Fort Rock RD
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541-231-3787
david.miranda2@usda.gov 80 SE Miller St Bend, OR 97702
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Caring for the land and serving people

Events

See below for 2024 dates, time, and locations of the annual Spring FireFree Event!

Dispose of your needles, leaves, branches and brush for FREE!

• Grass clippings, brush, plant prunings, pine needles, pine cones, weeds, trimmings and branches, stumps or trees (no larger than 12” diameter).
• NOT Accepted: Sod, dirt, rocks, lumber, metal, trash or plastics of any kind, including plastic bags, and any stumps or trees larger than 12” diameter.


The following Deschutes County sites will be accepting yard debris this Spring for FREE!
During regular scheduled business hours and days, listed below.

~Bend~

Knott Landfill

May 3 – May 12  7 Days/week

7 AM –4:30 PM

61050 SE 27th Street, Bend

~Redmond~

Negus Transfer Station

May 31 – June 8, Monday – Saturday

8AM-4PM

2400 NE Maple Way, Redmond

~Sisters~ 

Northwest Transfer Station

May 31 – June 8 Wednesday – Saturday

8AM-4PM

68200 Fryrear Road, Sisters

~La Pine~ 

Southwest Transfer Station

May 31 – June 8 Monday – Saturday

8AM-4PM

54580 Highway 97, La Pine

~Sunriver~

Sunriver Compost Site

May 3 – 4

8AM-4PM

18305 Cottonwood Road, Sunriver

Prescribed Burn Information

The prescribed burn units are within the Ogden Vegetation Management Project area and received thinning and mastication to reduce vegetation loading prior to burning. Prescribed burning reintroduces and maintains fire within a fire-dependent ecosystem helping to stabilize and improve the resiliency of forest conditions while increasing public and firefighter safety. Once firefighters ignite prescribed burns, they patrol the units until they declare the burn out.

These prescribed burns are occurring within the Central Oregon Landscape, one of 21 focal landscapes identified within the Forest Service’s Wildfire Crisis Strategy. The implementation of these prescribed burns supports the Deschutes National Forest’s commitment to addressing the Wildfire Crisis Strategy which aims to reduce severity of wildfires, protect communities, and improve the health and resiliency of fire-dependent forests.

Prescribed burns can protect homes from tragic wildfires. Fire management officials work with Oregon Department of Forestry smoke specialists to plan prescribed burns. Prescribed burns are conducted when weather is most likely to move smoke up and away from our communities. While prescribed fire managers take significant preventive measures, it’s likely that communities may experience some smoke during or immediately after a prescribed burn. 

What does this mean for you?

During prescribed burns, smoke may settle in low-lying areas overnight.

  • All residents are encouraged to close windows at night to avoid smoke impacts
  • When driving in smoky areas, drivers should slow down, turn on headlights and turn air to recirculating
  • If you have heart or lung disease, asthma, or other chronic conditions, ask your doctor about how to protect yourself from smoke
  • Go to centraloregonfire.org to learn more about smoke safety and prescribed burning in Central Oregon

For more information on prescribed burning in Central Oregon, visit centraloregonfire.org/ and for information specific to the Deschutes National Forest visit www.fs.usda.gov/deschutes. Follow us on X/Twitter @CentralORFire. Text “COFIRE” to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed fire text alerts.

Notice of La Pine Fire District Board of Directors Meeting 

The Board of Directors of the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. at the fire station located at 51550 Huntington Road, La Pine. Requests for public comment must be made in writing by US Mail or by emailing admin@lapinefire.com and must be received by 3 p.m. the day prior to the meeting.  The Zoom link for the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Complete agendas or request for interpreter for the hearing impaired or for the accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting through the district administrative office at 51590 Huntington Road, La Pine. 

WE ARE HIRING!!!

ENTRY LEVEL & LATERAL

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION PACKET

BURN SEASON IS OPEN EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

A BURN PERMIT IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE FOLLOWED! Burn permits are available at all stations and administrative office located outside the door or by clicking here.

If your fire gets out of control, CALL 911 – Remember, Your Fire, Your Responsibility

The La Pine Fire District is within both state and federal forestry departments, and their regulations affect all private, county, state, and local government lands within our district, creating what is called a dual jurisdiction. 

Oregon Department of Forestry Restrictions

Click here to see if ODF has restrictions in place regarding campfire and debris burning, as well as chainsaw use.  Please note these restrictions apply to all public and private lands throughout the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District.

The La Pine Fire District strongly encourages citizens to continue to FireWise homes & properties to protect them from wildfire.


Minimizing pain, suffering and the loss of life & property through prevention, fire suppression, rescue & emergency medical services.”

Emergency Information Dashboard available to the public

Please bookmark deschutes.org/emergency for future use, and encourage others to use it for accurate and timely information regarding incidents where evacuation notices are in place. We endeavor to update this dashboard as quickly as possible and as often as needed for events that necessitate evacuations or have major impacts. During an incident, it will include shelter location information (if shelters are being utilized), a situation update, and text from any Deschutes Alerts messages that have been sent to impacted community members.

Administration Office will be CLOSED on Fridays, effective 7/14/23

At the direction of Fire Chief Erick Holsey and the Board Directors, it was agreed to close the administration office on Fridays until further notice. This is due to staffing and additional special projects for the district.

THANK YOU TO THE LA PINE COMMUNITY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!