PNF Begins Pile Burn Project


Just outside of Quincy, you may see smoke as the PNF fire managers begin a pile-burning project.

The burn will occur near Highway 70, just north of Quincy. About 20 acres are expected to be burned to reduce fuels. According to the Mt. Hough Ranger District, the project may continue through Thursday.

Smoke is expected to be visible but not significantly impact the communities. If you are in Quincy, driving along HWY 70 on the nearby forest service roads, you can expect brief times of minor smoke impacts. As the smoke settles, visitors on roads in the project area may be reduced, especially in the early morning and late evening. Drivers in the area should use caution.
Burning will only occur on burn days established by the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District.

If weather conditions become unfavorable, including high or gusty winds in the area, burning will stop until conditions improve. Firefighters will monitor conditions and the burning piles until the fires are out.