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If weather conditions permit, firefighters plan to burn piles such as these near Oakland Camp today, April 4. Photo courtesy Plumas National Forest

Pile burning resumes near Oakland Camp

After more than a month of snow and wet weather, Plumas National Forest firefighters are looking for opportunities to resume pile burning on the forest.

Today, April 4 if conditions permit, the Mount Hough Ranger District plans to ignite a large pile near Oakland Camp outside Quincy.

Ignitions are expected to start around 10 a.m., with a local engine and other equipment on site to ensure the pile burning is done safely and effectively.

Smoke is expected to be visible in nearby communities, including the area near Chandler Road and northern Quincy.  There are no expected significant long-term impacts to nearby communities.

Short duration, minor smoke impacts may be possible along nearby 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.

“Following several months of much needed and appreciated winter weather, we are looking forward to conditions allowing us to begin pile burning and other fuel reduction efforts this spring to help protect our local communities,” said Plumas National Forest Fire Management Officer Mitch Wilson.  “The pile at Oakland Camp is a great start and we are monitoring conditions across the forest to complete more fuel reduction work ahead of the upcoming fire season.”

If weather conditions become unfavorable, including increased or gusty winds in the area, burning will stop until conditions improve.  Firefighters will be monitoring conditions and the burning pile until the fire is out.

If weather conditions permit, firefighters plan to burn piles such as these near Oakland Camp today, April 4. Photo courtesy Plumas National Forest

For more information on the Plumas National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/plumas or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas.

 

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