Conditions permitting, the Plumas Underburn Cooperative will be assisting a private landowner with implementing a prescribed fire on Quincy Junction Road this evening, July 7.
This prescribed burn will be conducted by citizens and wildland fire professionals in order to reduce fire hazard to the community. The burn is part of a larger effort to manage the neighborhood for forest health and wildfire resiliency.
As opposed to wildfires, smoke impacts from prescribed fire can be mitigated by burning in favorable fuel and wind conditions. Considerations have been made to reduce smoke impacts to communities from this event. It’s hoped that residents will understand that any smoke is a short-term impact that is intended to reduce the more long-term air quality impacts from summer wildfires. This burn is permitted by the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District. For air quality information go to the Fire and Smoke Map, AirNow.gov, and/or myairdistrict.com.
Local fire and air quality agencies have been notified. The public is asked not to report the prescribed fire.