Pile Burning Continues
Incident: Sisters Wildfire
ALTURAS, Calif. - Fire crews plan to continue pile burning in the Cedar Pass area of the Modoc National Forest this week. Crews may burn up to 230 acres of piles as conditions allow.
The recent moisture will help prevent fire from spreading into vegetation outside the piles. Managers expect smoke to drift north of the project area. Smoke may be noticeable throughout the week.
Piles are made of stacked tree slash cut during thinning projects. The goals of thinning and pile burning are to reduce fire hazard and return important nutrients to the soil. For more information please call John Toomey, 530-640-0397.