Expect to See Smoke, Plumas Ntl Forest Fire Crews Resume Pile Burn Projects

Firefighters in Plumas National Forest are making progress with pile burning, largely due to favorable weather conditions. Tomorrow, the Feather River Ranger District will treat 63 acres of mechanical piles at Feather Falls as part of post-fire recovery.

Weather permitting, the Mount Hough Ranger District will resume pile burning in Butterfly Valley, targeting 22 acres of piles near Blackhawk Road. The Feather River Ranger District recently completed pile burning in Bald Rock and Magalia.

The pile burning is being supported by Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc.’s contract firefighting crews.

Smoke is expected in nearby communities, but you expect it to be light. You can see smoke affecting neighboring forest roads and Highway 70 outside Quincy. Use caution, as your visibility on those roads may be reduced.

Plumas National Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer Mitch Wilson. Asks for continued patience from our eastside communities as we prepare for burning there, as the heavy snowpack is delaying progress on the Beckwourth Ranger District piles.” Burning will be suspended if weather conditions deteriorate. Firefighters will monitor conditions and piles until fires are fully extinguished.

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/plumas or the USFS Plumas Facebook page.