Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
Fire managers on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest are planning on prescribed burning 110 acres of hand piles over the next week as part of the Trinity Post Fire Hazard Reduction Project Area located approximately three miles north of Hyampom and to the east and west of Forest Road 60 south of the Big Bar/Hayfork District divide; west of Rays Peak.
The main goal of these projects is to reduce fuels along roads in these fire footprints. In addition, these projects will help public access and ingress/egress for communities.
Weather dependent, this prescribed fire is expected to begin on May 22, 2019 and last up to five days. Smoke will remain visible in the area for 2-4 days after ignitions are completed.
Prescribed fire projects are conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan to ensure the safety of people and property. Burn plans describe the specific conditions under which burns will be conducted including appropriate weather parameters and ways to minimize smoke impacts.
Pre-ignition public notifications will be posted on the Forest’s www.facebook.com/ShastaTrinityNF and www.twitter.com/ShastaTrinityNF pages. Residents and visitors are asked to avoid areas where prescribed burns are being conducted and some may see or smell smoke. People should not be alarmed; the fires will be carefully monitored. Local fire and government authorities will be notified prior to burn days and kept informed throughout burning operations. Specific project information and accomplishment reports will be available online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6239/.