[PRINEVILLE, Ore.] Fire Season for Oregon Department of Forestry’s Prineville and The Dalles units in the Central Oregon District will end at 12:01 a.m. Saturday October 17, 2020. Industrial Fire Precautions in MH-1 and MH-4 of The Dalles Unit are also terminated. Fuel conditions do not pose a significant risk of fire ignition and rapid spread in these areas.
Officials on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland would like to remind visitors to take all necessary precautions to prevent wildfire ignitions this Labor Day Weekend. This year Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch has recorded 191 human-caused fires compared to 93 human-caused starts in 2019. Overall, 2020 has seen the highest number of human-caused starts in the past five years.
Fire officials from the Prineville Bureau of Land Management, Deschutes National Forest and Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland are urging the public to use extreme caution while out recreating on public lands this weekend.
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