New statewide council focuses on prescribed fires

By Dylan J. Darling The Bulletin Published Apr 12, 2014 at 12:01AM
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Redmond Hotshot wildland firefighter Michael Dake, 28, of Bend steps away from flames as they burn through manzanita bushes during the Sun Forest #3 125-acre prescribed burn on the Cresent Ranger District southeast of La Pine, in May 2011.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Type I Burn Boss Rod Bonacker moves along the edge of a prescribed burn south of Bend in April 2013.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Fire managers meet as an area of a 300-acre prescribed burn, titled the Fuzzy Burn totaling 598 acres, cools off near China Hat Road south of Bend Thursday. The prescribed burn is one of several happening in good conditions this week.