Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Announce Seasonal Burning Closing at Sunset on May 31

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (COFCA) announces the date of closing for residential and private lands open debris burning across the tri-county region in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties. Burning debris piles on private lands in much of central Oregon will not be allowed at sunset on May 31 this year as the area heads into the summer wildland fire season. Please check with your local jurisdiction for their updated burn designation. “In order to best serve our residents throughout central Oregon with fire and EMS protection, Central Oregon Fire Chief’s each year, jointly select a common closing date to avoid escaped residential debris burns on private lands”, said Matt Smi

A Successful Fire Free Weekend.

Residents helped reduce the wildfire threat in the Sister's area by making 250 trips to the Northwest Transfer Station for Fire Free fuels reduction around their homes. Thank you to all of our area constituents and the First Responders who came out to assist from ODF, USFS, Cloverdale Fire and Sisters Fire.


At approximately 0541 hours, The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft in progress at the Cloverdale Fire Station on George Cyrus Road. It was reported that a green and silver Chevrolet pickup was stealing fuel from an onsite commercial fuel tank. The fuel was being put into large black barrels in the truck bed. A patrol deputy responding located the vehicle at the intersection of Fryrear Road and Highway 20. The deputy attempted to stop the truck but the driver fled. The deputy initiated a pursuit of the truck, which traveled westbound on Highway 20 to Peterson Ridge Road. The deputy lost sight of the truck near the intersection of Peterson Ridge Road and Brooks Scanlon Log

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