Willamette National Forest initiates prescribed fall burns
October 20, 2021
The Willamette National Forest has initiated fall prescribed fire operations as weather patterns shift to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions.
Public notice of specific burn times may only be announced 24 hours in advance and often the morning of the burn.
“The public may see smoke or smell fire in various areas of the forest from prescribed fire activities over the next several months. Generally, prescribed fires take place from October through April,” said Assistant Fire Management Officer Chris Donaldson. “We make every effort to lessen the impact of smoke on neighboring...