Lakehead Prescribed Burning April 22, 2012
Incident: Shasta-Trinity N. F. Prescribed Prescribed Fire
On April 22, 2012, the Shasta Unit of the National Recreation Area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest will be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System Lands innediately west of Lakehead, CA
The prescribed burning is planned to take approximately 4-6 hours. Smoke will be visible from many areas in the upper reaches of the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake, the community of Lakehead and along Interstate 5 near ANtlers Bridge and may be visible for several days as available fuels burn down.
The project is part of the Lakehead Community Fuels Reduction Project and is the latest component of a multiple entry plan to treat the landscape around the community of Lakehead, CA and Interstate 5.
The site is located west of the community of Lakehead between the Charlie Creek Inlet and Doney Creek Inlet. The prescribed fire will cover approximately 90 acres along forest road 35N06. The area covered by the prescribed fire will make up a landscape with a reduced amount of ladder fuels and dead vegetation, making fire suppression efforts easier. Once treated the site will provide a safer place for firefighters to work and provide better opportunities to control fires because of reduced fire behavior.
For more information, please contact the Shasta Lake Ranger Station, (530) 275-1587.