Washington – (Release from U.S Forest Service) Fire management officials on the Pomeroy Ranger District are implementing prescribed burning on 200 acres within the Little George project area, located approximately 31 miles south of Asotin, Washington near Smiley Ridge and Lost Cabin Ridge.
The Little George prescribed burn is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete and will be implemented on week days. The planned areas primarily consist of slash from recent timber sale activities. The objective of the work is to reduce wildfire risk through reductions in existing fuel loading. Forest visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and avoid the area during prescribed burning activities.
Additional information about this prescribed burn is available by visiting the Umatilla National Forest’s prescribed fire interactive map. This map displays burning activities and is available at https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea40c8491fea4805b328ac74cd41429e. 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.