|Photos: Deschutes National Forest|
With fuel moistures at nearly 10 year lows, a .16 acre fire started yesterday on the Deschutes National Forest in the urban interface of Bend, OR. This unit has been commercially harvested, pile burned, mowed and just had a fuels treatment (prescribed burn) last spring. Firefighters were able to catch the fire at less than 1/4 acre before it traveled to the neighboring community.
This is an excellent example the effectiveness of fuels treatments in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) that result in resiliency and protection of communities! A great example of the Cohesive Strategy in action!!