Meadow Valley Fire Department volunteers helped with the event. A highlight for the kids was spraying the fire engine hose.

Dutch oven fundraiser benefits healthy forests

The Plumas Underburn Cooperative held a Dutch oven cook-off fundraiser Sunday, March 24, at the Meadow Valley Fire Department.

Cook-off winner Susan Lee, right, prepares her Wild Alaskan Chowder. Her daughter, Rachelle Hines, tends to a pear & bacon upside-down cake. Photos submitted

The event raised $900 to support the group’s mission: Citizens helping citizens to promote healthy, resilient forests and communities through the use of fire.”

The Plumas Underburn Cooperative is an opportunity to share tools, skills, and time to successfully burn on private property. More information is available at