Pile Burns Continue Across Lassen and Plumas National Forests


Pile burning is planned across the Plumas National Forest, bringing smoke impacts to nearby communities. Firefighters on all three districts resume the pile burns yesterday.

On the Beckwourth Ranger District, burns are being completed near Eureka Ridge; however with forecasted strong winds today, no ignitions will take place but will monitor conditions and continue pile burning in the Lakes Basin area later this week.

The Feather River Ranger District will treat approximately 691 acres near La Porte with pile burning this week.

Firefighters intend to start ignitions with 10 acres on the Wyandotte Peninsula at Little Grass Valley Reservoir and 176 acres of piles south of La Porte in the St. Louis Project area. An additional 505 acres of piles are planned for treatment this week on the Tamarack Chimney Project above Little Grass Valley Reservoir.

Forest officials say pile burning will happen near highly visible roads, especially in the community of La Porte.

Firefighters in the Mt. Hough Ranger District will monitor conditions for additional pile-burning opportunities through Friday. Around 20 acres near Silver ake Rd west of MEadow Valley was tackled yesterday.

All smoke impacts to surrounding communities are expected to be minimal. Firefighters will monitor conditions throughout the operations.

On the Lassen National Forest, the Eagle Lake RD completed all planned piles for the season on Diamond Mtn.

Almanor RD began ignition yesterday on the Almanor Pile Burn –located along the roadside, just east of Dry Lake, and will continue as weather and conditions allow. Hat Creek RD began work on the Claim Jumper Piles as well.

Posted signs will alert you of the ongoing operations; you are urged to use caution if traveling through these areas.

If you are concerned about air quality, you can check for smoke impacts at www.airnow.gov