Chips Fire 9/4/2012 update

Feather Publishing

Firefighters continue to mop-up along the eastern edge of the fire to extinguish any remaining pockets of heat within 300 feet of the line. Unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter continues to burn and has become active under the warm and dry weather pattern. Firefighters continue to work on an active fire area southwest of Seneca. However, the community itself has been secured and residents have returned.

Suppression repair continues, primarily on the northwest, west, and southwest edge of the fireline. Crews are focusing on repairing roads and culverts, rehabilitating bulldozer lines, and installing water bars to mitigate erosion within the fire area.

Once suppression repair is complete, the Lassen and Plumas National Forests will use the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) process to address emergency soil stabilization actions to reduce the immediate risks of post-fire erosion. Long-term restoration and recovery of burned forest ecosystems is being considered.

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