More underburning planned

Weather permitting, Plumas National Forest firefighters will be taking advantage of an unexpected north wind event and will be underburning approximately 3 miles southeast of Meadow Valley, avoiding smoke impacts to the surrounding area. Ignitions are planned for Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, on about 147 acres; it’ll take about three to four days to burn down.

The 98 acres burned north of Meadow Valley earlier in the week was a success; crews are continuing to mop up and monitor the burn. Smoke impacts were minimal.

Empire Project (mid-slope Mt. Hough on the American Valley side): The 45 acres originally planned for this week are likely to be burned the week of May 22.

Please call the Mt Hough Ranger District with any questions or concerns at (530) 283-0555.