Prescribed Burns Bring Smoke to Meadow Valley


Prescribed burns come to Meadow Valley this week. In collaboration with state, local, and volunteer firefighters, the burn is scheduled to begin today on 25 acres of land, with an additional 50 acres planned for ignition on Wednesday.

The burn will occur on the north end of Meadow Valley, involving both National Forest System lands and neighboring private properties.
The project brings together the Plumas County Fire Safe Council, Plumas Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) participants, the Watershed Research Training Center, Cal Fire’s Lassen Modoc Unit, Plumas Underburn Cooperative, and volunteer fire departments from Meadow Valley and Quincy. Firestorm Wildfire Suppression, Inc., is leading the project with funding from a Cal Fire grant secured by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council.

Officials say you will see smoke from the burn, but it is not expected to have significant long-term effects on Meadow Valley, Quincy, Bucks Lake, and Butterfly Valley. You should be aware of light smoke hazards on the Oro-Quincy Highway and neighboring forest roads, which could reduce your visibility, especially in the early morning and late evening. Forest Offials also add to expect increased firefighting equipment traffic in the area and be prepared for possible slow traffic.