Pile Burning Projects Resume in Plumas Ntl Forest

Plumas National Forest firefighters are set to continue their pile-burning activities across the forest this week, with successful treatment in Butterfly Valley last week. In the Mount Hough Ranger District, firefighters have treated 29 acres of piles in the Genesee area.

Tomorrow expect to see smoke near Elizabethtown Road and Highway 70 as they plan to ignite around 10 acres of piles, weather conditions permitting.

In Butterfly Valley, about 20 acres of pile burning was completed last week, and if conditions are favorable, work may continue in the area on Friday.

While you will see smoke, the forest service says there should not be any long-term impacts on your communities, including Genesee and Taylorsville. The most smoke will be produced from the two largest projects in the Feather River ranger district, including Challenge and Bullards Bar Reservoir.

You will see some light smoke along highway 70 just outside Quincy and along LaPorte road. Use caution as your visibility in the early morning hours and evenings may be reduced as smoke settles.

Firefighters will monitor conditions and the burning piles until the fires are out.


Photo: curtosey of Plumas National Forest