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Klamath NF Fall/Winter '21 Rx Burning

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

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Klamath National Forest
Phone: 530-643-0945

Klamath National Forest Pile Burning Activity November 8-12

Klamath NF Fall/Winter '21 Rx Burning Prescribed Fire
News – 11/10/2021

Thanks to continued favorable weather conditions, #pileburning activities have been in full swing on the #KlamathNF this week.

Pile burning is one way that land managers use to reduce fuels on the Klamath National Forest. Smaller trees and brush that can serve as ladder fuels are cut and then piled. Once the piles dry out, or ‘cure’, firefighters use drip torches to burn them when it is moist enough that they won’t creep out of their footprints.

Firefighters from the Klamath NF have been hard at work for the past several weeks burning pile units across the Forest. This week, pile burning has been continuing in the following areas:

•South of Happy Camp, Klamath National Forest firefighters have been joined by personnel from the Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) to knock out over 350 acres of pile burning along Elk Creek.
•In the Humbug Creek area, south of Craggy Mountain, firefighters from Oak Knoll are targeting up to 70 acres.
•On the east side of the Forest, fire personnel from the Goosenest District are burning piles in the Black Rock Project, north of Martin’s Dairy Campground.
•On the Scott/Salmon River Ranger District, pile burning is occurring on 3 separate projects. 30 acres on the RRR project in the Music Creek drainage; roughly 50 acres west of Yreka, on the McKinnley Project; and 19 acres in the Gun PCT Project, also west of Yreka.

This fall, Klamath National Forest fire personnel have burned roughly 1,240 acres of piles. After ignition, pile units are patrolled on a regular basis until they can be called 'out.'