Slash Burning Planned for Tuesday
 
October 18, 2016
 

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) plans several slash burns for Tuesday, October 18, some of which may be visible from Highway 101:

• 2 miles east of Gleneden Beach on Immonen Road
• 1 mile east of Boiler Bay
• 2 miles east of Depoe Bay

Under the Oregon Smoke Management Plan, ODF meteorologists regulate the number and size of burns, based on weather and wind conditions, to minimize smoke intrusion into populated areas.

The Oregon Health Authority recommends that individuals with asthma, other lung disease, or heart disease, may be more sensitive to health effects from wildfire smoke and should reduce the amount of time spent outdoors or stay inside.

Prescribed forest burning is a valuable tool to prepare a logged site for replanting of trees. And by reducing excess fuels, it also lowers the risk of wildfires.