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Mendocino NF 2023 RX Fire Projects

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825 N. Humboldt Ave. 
825 N. Humboldt Ave. 

Incident Contacts

Laura Leidner, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (530) 934-1137

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On the Upper Lake Ranger District, 10.5 acres of hand piles were completed this week. Several days of unfavorable weather conditions hampered operations resulting in fewer acres being burned than planned. All ignitions will continue to be monitored until fully out. Less than 1/2" of rain fell overnight according to the Soda Creek RAWS weather station, and the project area will remain in patrol… Read more
News - 2023-02-03

Photo of a firefighter igniting a slash pile with a drip torch on the Upper Lake Ranger District of the Mendocino National Forest on January 18, 2023

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Prescribed fire, including vegetation cutting, removal and burning of piles and low-intensity understory burning, is an important tool for the Forest Service’s mission to reduce unnatural vegetation loading and restore natural fire regimes, which in the long-term help communities live more safely with fire.

Fire managers follow a risk-management approach when conducting these projects and mitigate impacts to local communities, residences and infrastructure. Fire managers will conduct prescribed fire activities during the safest possible “burn windows” in the coming months. Numerous factors including wind, humidity, air quality, fuel moisture and availability of fire crew personnel must be met before crews are authorized to move forward with burning.

Residents and visitors are asked to avoid areas where prescribed fires are being conducted. Some smoke may be visible. People should not be alarmed as the fires are carefully monitored. Local fire and government authorities are notified prior to burn days and kept informed throughout prescribed fire operations.

Additional updates on prescribed burning will be shared on on this page and the forest’s social media on Twitter at and Facebook


Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 02/03/2023 - 19:41
Incident Type Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin
Location Mendocino National Forest
Incident Commander Mendocino National Forest, Upper Lake/Covelo and Grindstone Ranger Districts
Coordinates 39° 31' 48.7554'' Latitude
-122° 12'
'' Longitude