Understanding Prescribed Burns for Preventing Wildfires in Central Oregon
A frequent occurrence in Central Oregon and in other heavily forested areas of the state are prescribed burns - but what is prescribed burning used for? In most parks, management-ignited prescribed fires are used instead of lightning-caused fires to manage vegetation. Prescribed burns have been ignited to reduce hazardous fuel loads near developed areas, manage landscapes, restore natural woodlands, and for research purposes.
In the event of a wildfire, talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and test out the plan twice a year.
Communication and preparedness are key in fire prevention. We recommend creating a detailed fire escape plan and making it habitual - that way, all of your family members are prepared in case of unforeseen circumstances.
We hope your property remains safe and protected. Should it require fire damage restoration, SERVPRO of Bend is here to help, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.