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Butterfly Valley prescribed burning successful, paused due to weather

Yesterday, May 12,  firefighters successfully completed 52 acres of prescribed burning in Butterfly Valley on the Plumas National Forest Mount Hough Ranger District near Quincy. The operations met objectives and there were no issues.

This morning, it was determined to pause on ignitions out of an abundance of caution due to low relative humidity and predicted increased winds.

It is expected that tomorrow there will be higher humidity and more favorable winds. Conditions permitting, ignitions are expected to resume tomorrow morning, May 14.

Today, firefighters still worked in the area, mopping up and prepping units for burning tomorrow and the rest of this week.

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