Smoke Impacts to Graeagle Area to Cont. this Week


This weekend, firefighters in the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest burned about 50 acres of piles near Plumas Pines and Graeagle.

The piles are located on National Forest System lands near the community and residences in the area. Forest officials say the pile-burning operations are highly visible. Ignitions are expected to continue through Monday. Smoke impacts may continue through next week.

Smoke may be visible but not have significant long-term impacts on nearby communities, including Graeagle. Mohawk Valley, Blairsden, Camp Layman, and Clio. Short-duration, minor smoke impacts are possible on neighboring forest roads and California Highways 70 and 89.
If weather conditions become unfavorable, including increased or gusty winds in the area, burning will stop until conditions improve.

Firefighters will be monitoring conditions throughout operations.