Lassen National Forest Plans RX Burn Near Prattville


As Fall typically brings more moderate weather conditions perfect for prescribed fire, the national forests will increase the frequency of prescribed fire to reduce fuels, a 300-acre burn is planned to start Monday in the Lassen National Forest.

The burn will be in the Almanor Basin starting Monday lasting through October 31, as weather and conditions allow. This burn is about two miles south of Prattville; smoke will be visible from Highway 89 and the West Shore communities of Lake Almanor.

The forests service says units will burn in small incremental blocks to provide adequate smoke dispersion to bolster defensible space in the surrounding local communities.
Signs will be placed near the burn areas and fire resources will be present. You are asked to remain out of the prescribed burn areas.

Smoke impacts are expected on the day of burning but should be minimal. You can check for smoke impacts in your area at