Two-day prescribed burn planned SW of Sisters 200 acres to be ignited Friday, Saturday
Given favorable weather conditions, Deschutes National Forest firefighters on the Sisters Ranger District plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Friday and Saturday.
Firefighters will take two days to ignite the 200-acre SAFR 124 unit about 3 ½ miles southwest of Sisters along Forest Road 15. This unit is directly north of the Milli Fire scar and 2 miles south of the Crossroads subdivision.
Burning in this unit is designed to decrease hazardous fuels accumulations within the Wildland-Urban Interface near the city of Sisters and surrounding communities and to reduce the risk of high intensity wildfire.
Due to the location of these units, the public will likely see smoke from Sisters and drivers may experience smoke impacts on Highway 20 and 242 and nearby forest roads. For all prescribed fires, signs will be posted on significant nearby forest roads and state highways that could be impacted.
The public is encouraged to close their windows at night and if smoke is on the roadway, turn on headlights and slow down while traveling through smoky areas.