Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service ignited a controlled burn Sunday near the Rimrock Trailhead one mile west of Bend.
Deschutes National Forest personnel, aided by the Bend Fire Department, started the burn about 11 a.m. at Rimrock Rx, a 150 acre unit south of Cascade Lakes Highway in the area formerly known as “Good Dog” off-leash dog area, said Kassidy Kern, a spokesperson for the forest service.
If conditions are favorable, additional controlled burns will be done Monday and Tuesday west of Bend, Kern said Sunday.
On Monday, firefighters are planning a controlled burn on Shevlin Block 9, a 77 acre unit on the north side of Skyliners Road. On Tuesday, they hope to ignite a controlled burn at West Bend COD #7, a 109 acre unit immediately north of the Rimrock Trailhead area on the north side of Cascade Lakes Highway.