More pile burning is expected to get underway this week similar to work done in Butterfly Valley last week. Photo courtesy PNF

Pile burning to continue this week

UPDATE 12:37 p.m. Jan. 10: The Forest Service is postponing the burins scheduled for today due to windy conditions.

Plumas National Forest fire managers are continuing to conduct pile burning this week as conditions allow.

The Feather River Ranger District is planning to treat approximately 19 acres of piles near Brush Creek Work Center and Upper Bald Rock Road beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10, conditions permitting.

Ignitions may occur through Thursday as conditions allow.  Smoke is expected to be visible but not have significant long-term impacts to communities.  Short duration, minor smoke impacts are expected in the area near the Oro-Quincy Highway and Brush Creek Road above Berry Creek.

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.

Last week the Mount Hough Ranger District treated approximately 1 acre of piles at the landings in Greenhorn and approximately 6 of the 16 acres of piles in Butterfly Valley.

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 piles until fires are out.

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

Pile burning near Greenhorn. Photo courtesy of PNF
Favorable weather conditions allowed for pile burning last week at Greenhorn. Photo courtesy of PNF