Prescribed Burning to Continue Feb 6 in Five Lakes Or Golf Course Areas
Incident: Red Cedar Reduction Prescribed Fire
A test burn conducted in the Fives Lakes area on February 5 was meeting fuels reduction and fire behavior objectives, however smoke was not dispersing well due to poor ventilation. Fire managers evaluated current and predicted weather conditions and made the decision not to continue the burn for the evening to avoid the potential of causing significant smoke impacts in the community that could have affected public health and safety.
If conditions are favorable, fire managers plan to continue burning on February 6 in the Five Lakes area, west of Five Lakes and Cedar Blue, or in the Golf Course area. Southeast winds are predicted on Thursday, which may move smoke the northwest.