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Lassen Volcanic National Park to Complete Prescribed Burning

MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park will complete prescribed burning as cool and wet weather continues. Fall conditions facilitate fuel reduction projects by reducing the likelihood of flames spreading beyond pile or prescription areas.

“Prescribed fire is a low-risk, proactive strategy to reduce hazardous fuel loads in the park,” stated Fire Management Officer Mike Klimek. “Fall affords firefighters a short window of time when it is safe and reasonable to apply prescribed fires.”    

Firefighters will ignite piles above Warner Valley on Flatiron Ridge beginning November 12. Pile burning will occur across approximately 10 acres and smoke may be visible from Warner Valley, Highways 36 and 89, and the Chester/Lake Almanor area. The treatment area is one unit of a multi-year project to improve the conditions and protection of headwaters of the North Fork Feather River Watershed. The project also includes units near Drakesbad and along both the Warner Valley and Juniper Lake roads. Additional prescribed burns may occur in these units if conditions allow. Learn more about the project at go.nps.gov/nfrh.

Additional prescribed burning may occur in the Manzanita Lake Area if conditions allow. The potential treatment area is approximately 100 acres located directly south of Manzanita Lake and east of the Manzanita Lake Campground. This prescription (Unit G) is part of the multi-year Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project, which uses prescribed fire to maintain forests previously restored by mechanical treatment. In the event a prescribed burn occurs, smoke may be visible from Manzanita Lake, Highway 44, and the towns of Viola and Shingletown. Learn more about the project at go.nps.gov/nwg.

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