During the past week, 7 ODF Districts across the state responded to 14 fires. Most fires were stopped before reaching 10 acres, causing damage to a total of about 77 acres of land.
FIRES ON OTHER PUBLIC LANDS:
The Hickey Fire was reported burning 12 miles east of Lakeview on Wednesday afternoon. The fire on BLM Lakeview District lands burning in sage and timber was estimated at 150 acres on Thursday. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
For information on wildfires in all jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, www.nwccweb.us/ or to the national Incident Information System website, www.inciweb.org/state/38
The Oregon Department of Forestry is responsible for fire protection on private and state-owned forestland, and on a limited amount of other forestlands, including those owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon.
Kevin Weeks - Oregon Department of Forestry / Public Affairs Office