Land managers and public health officials have come together to develop two new tools to provide Central Oregonians with fire resources:
Central Oregon Fire (www.centraloregonfire.org) offers up-to-date information on prescribed fire and wildfire locations, smoke impacts, and health resources.
You can now sign up for text alerts about prescribed fire by texting COFIRE to 888777.
Living in a fire-adapted ecosystem means Central Oregonians have a season for wildfire and another for prescribed fire. Residents will start seeing prescribed burns around Central Oregon in preparation for fire season and to create a healthier forest.