Hwy 97 Pile Burn
Caltrans with assistance from Cal-Fire inmate crews will be burning piles along Highway 97 mile posts 16 thru 36.5 (Township 45N Rage 2W Sections 16,22,27). Crews will be burning 2-3 acres a day the week of Dec 17 thru 21 ignition beginning 10am through 3pm all week. When ignition is completed crews will continue cleaning up remaining piles.
Burning of piled materials reduces vegetative build-up with the objectives of mitigating the severity of future wildfires, enhancing wildlife habitat, and improving the overall health of the forest.
Conditions for managing fire intensity and smoke production are predicted to be within acceptable guidelines. The objectives of these fuel reduction projects are to reduce hazardous fuel levels and to provide for safer communities while improving the overall health of the forest.
All prescribed burning operations will be accomplished in accordance with approved burn plans, which states specifically how and when to safely implement the burn and the expected results. All smoke management guidelines and laws will be closely followed. Additional information on fall and winter prescribed burning operations for the Klamath National Forest will be posted here on inciweb.
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|