A second day of pile burning was conducted just north of Quincy off of Highway 70. Photo courtesy of Plumas National Forest

Forest Service completes second day of pile burning

The Plumas National Forest reports a second day of successful pile burning just north of Quincy off of Highway 70. Seven acres were completed yesterday, with an additional 10 acres burned today. So thus far, 17 of the planned 20 acres have been addressed.

There are no plans for additional burning this week or next week.  The piles that are burning will be staffed tomorrow and monitored through the weekend.

There were some minor smoke impacts today north of Quincy along Hwy 70 between the Ranger District office and Keddie, but were improving by this afternoon.  Drivers should continue to watch for smoke settling into low-lying areas along California Highway 70 and area Forest roads, especially during evenings and early morning hours.

Motorists are warned to be careful driving through the smoke coming from burn piles  just off of Highway 70 near the Mt. Hough Ranger District. Photo courtesy of Plumas National Forest