The Pomeroy Ranger District has completed ignition on the Dark Canyon Prescribed burn, located 24 miles SE of Pomeroy, Washington. Forest visitors may see some fire activity in the Dark Canyon area over the next couple of days as the fire continues to smolder and creep in the timbered areas. Forest Service and Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel will patrol the area over the next few days and/or weeks. Hunters and forest visitors should still be cautious when entering the area for snags, burning stumps and ash pits. With cooler and wetter conditions predicted, the Forest Service will transition to burning residual slash and fuels in recent timber sale units on the Pomeroy Ranger District. These units are located off Hogback (4302) road and Cloverland (4400) road.
Additional information about prescribed burning is available by visiting the Umatilla National Forest’s new prescribed fire interactive map. This map displays burning activities and is available at https://tinyurl.com/y8b433th. The interactive map allows the user to zoom in on certain areas and click on a burn unit for more information (such as acreage, status, etc). When burning operations begin the interactive map will be updated to display which burn units are actively burning.