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Prescribed Burn at Packers Bay Continues
NEWS RELEASEU.S. Forest Service ● Shasta-Trinity National Forest Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area 14225 Holiday Road, Redding, CA 96003 ● Voice (530) 275-1587 ● Web:... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 5/8/2013

Approximate Location

40.771 latitude, -122.352 longitude

Incident Overview

On March 19, 2013, the Shasta Lake Unit of the National Recreation Area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest may be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Packers Bay. The project site is located between Packers Bay and Halfway Cove. Sections to be burnt during this stage of the project include approximately 65 acres Units E and F.

Other phases of this prescribed burn project have included approximately 18 acres burned on Feb. 4 (map Unit C), 40 acres on Feb. 5 (sections of map Unit D), and 82 acres on Feb. 6 (southern portion of Unit D), with all implementations of the fire prescription going as planned.

Check back for further details as the Northwoods Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project continues.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday February 04th, 2013 approx. 01:00 PM
Incident CommanderJason Fallon

Current Situation

Size140 Acres
Significant Events

On March 19, 2013, the Shasta Lake Unit of the National Recreation Area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest may be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Packers Bay.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire Managers plan to burn portions of Units E & F beginning on March 19, 2013.

Remarks

The prescribed fire will create smoke that will be visible from many areas in the southern portion of Shasta Lake and along Interstate 5 near Bridge Bay. Implementation is planned to take approximately four to six hours, but smoke may continue to be visible through the following few days.

Unit Information

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Shasta - Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

Incident Contact

Shasta Lake Ranger Station
Phone: 530-275-1587

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