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Pile burning continues near Graeagle, other areas as conditions allow

The Plumas National Forest provided this update on its pile burning operations that were planned for this week.

Beckwourth Ranger District: Plans are to work on burning approximately 15 acres of piles near Graeagle today, Jan. 19, with ignitions possibly continuing tomorrow, conditions permitting.

Feather River Ranger District: Conditions are still wet, but firefighters were able to accomplish 4 of the approximately 50 acres planned.  Ignitions are expected to continue today, conditions permitting.  The pile burning is to prepare for tree planting later this winter.  Photos from yesterday’s pile burning at Concow are attached.

Mount Hough Ranger District: Conditions were too wet in Butterfly Valley this week.  Fire managers will continue to monitor for future opportunities.

Short duration, minor smoke impacts are expected on Highway 70 and neighboring forest roads. Visibility on roads in the project area may be reduced, especially early in the morning and late evening as smoke settles. Drivers in the area should use caution.

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