Fire season begins ahead of the holiday weekend

Stukel to the east burning smoke wilderness fire

 

KLAMATH COUNTY — Fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties will officially declare fire season beginning this Friday on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in the Klamath-Lake District. Walker Range Fire Protective Association beginning today, affecting all private, county, state forestlands, and BLM lands east and west of Highway 97 in Klamath County. Fire restrictions restrict all outdoor debris burning and forest operations that require a permit for power driven machinery now are required to have fire tools, on-site water supply, and watchman service on privately owned forest land.