Over the next week, more smoke impacts will come to the Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Park’s fire management staff plans to initiate a 30-acre prescribed fire project in the Mineral Headquarters area.
The project is expected to last up to 3 days, with residual burns/smoke predicted for up to one week once complete.
The fire will be regularly staffed and monitored until it is declared out.
You can expect to see the burn project at the western edge of the community of Mineral along Highway 36 East, which encompasses the Lassen Volcanic National Park administrative headquarters area, near homes, and the Caltrans facility.
Fire crews have divided the project into 5-acre parcels to limit smoke impacts.
This project aims to address the unnatural accumulation of fuels in the area caused by the absence of fire, which historically played a regular role (every 5-20 years) in shaping and maintaining the natural environment of this vegetation community. This project also safeguards park and community infrastructure and other vulnerable resources from unwanted wildland fire incidents that could threaten the community.