Up to four prescribed burns are likely to begin this week in forests across Central Oregon, according to a news release from the Central Oregon Fire Management Service.
Monday, crews expect to start a 138-acre burn about 12 miles southeast of Bend near Company Butte. Tuesday, crews plan an 80-acre burn inside the Lava Cast Forest 7 miles east of Sunriver.
Later in the week, a 123-acre area about 1 1/2 miles northeast of the Camp Sherman store is likely to be burned, followed by the resumption of a burn near Wickiup Reservoir about 18 miles west of La Pine. Late last month, crews burned approximately 100 acres of the 428-acre area slated for burning near Wickiup Reservoir.
Plumes of smoke are likely to be visible from communities near the burn locations.