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Almanor Basin blanketed in smoke

Feather Publishing
5/3/2011

At 5:37 p.m., May 3, Chester Fire Assistant Fire Chief Nick Dawson said, "The Susanville Inter-Agency Fire Center reports that the smoke inundating the Lake Almanor Basin is from a 300 acre controlled burn in the Hat Creek area." The north winds are bringing the smoke directly over the mountains and coating the Lake Almanor Basin. Visibility becomes challenged from approximately 2 miles east of Plumas County Road A-13 and through the community of Chester. The smoke is the densest in the back bay of Lake Almanor near the Last Chance Campground. 

 

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It was a USFS prescribed burn. I didn't point to gov't, I just say all prescribed burns should be banned. Whether it's forest management or crop management. It's way worse pollution and an all year constant irritant. Why pollute the air with smoke when we don't have to?
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How do we know this was a government operation. The article doesn't say one way or another. Chances are it was, but the timber industry and ranchers have been doing prescribed burns for decades. Interesting how we just jump to blaming the government.
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Robert Lockwood Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Truly a demonstration of how incompentent our government is.
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and we worry about smog and pollution from cars, power plants, etc? Really?!?! Look at what just a 300 acre "controlled" fire did to such a massive amount of land. controlled burns need to be banned!
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