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Klamath NF RX Burning 2020/2021

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Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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Phone: (530) 863-3092
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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04/22/2021 04.22.2021 2 Prescribed Burns on the Klamath Today
Two prescribed burns are being conducted on the Klamath National Forest today. On the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District firefighters will be in the McKinley Peak area, 10 miles north of Fort Jones..
News - 04/22/2021
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Fire officials on the Klamath National Forest are preparing for spring prescribed burns on the Salmon/Scott River and Goosenest Ranger Districts between now and June 2021. The actual dates of ignition will depend on local weather and fuel conditions.

Planned projects include burning piles of stacked materials and low- to moderate-intensity understory burns of vegetation on the forest floor. The main goals of these projects are to reduce the severity of future wildfires and provide added protection for communities in the wildland urban interface. In addition, the burns will promote a diverse and more resilient forest and improve habitat for wildlife.

In order to meet future wildfire challenges in the most effective way possible, the Forest will continue to use prescribed burning as a tool in our mission to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels, restore forest ecosystems, and improve resiliency and safety of communities within the wildland urban interface.

All prescribed fire projects will be conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan to ensure the safety of people and property in the area. Burn plans describe the specific conditions under which burns will be conducted including the weather, number of personnel, and opportunities to minimize smoke impacts.

Visitors are asked to avoid areas where prescribed burns are being conducted. Some spur roads near the burn areas may be inaccessible during operations. As a result of the burns, some residents and visitors may see or smell smoke. They may also witness glowing from the fires at night. People should not be alarmed; the fires will be carefully monitored. Local authorities will be notified prior to burn days and kept informed throughout burning operations.

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Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Coordinates41.739 latitude, -122.779 longitude