2 prescribed burns set for today


2 prescribed burns to take place today weather permitting. There will be a 77-acre burn north of Skyliner’s road directly across from Phil’s Trailhead that will be highly visible to those in Bend. This is one of several burns that have taken place on the west side of Bend to reduce fire fuels that could negatively impact homes in Northwest Crossing, Tetherow, the Miller Tree Farm and Shevlin Park area. The other burn will take place 22 miles SE of La Pine in the area of Hole in the Ground. That burn will be 1 thousand acres and could take 2 days. The smoke from that fire may impact those driving along Highway 31.