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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TGU: Vina Plains controlled burn today


A controlled burn on the Vina Plains is going on today until about 3 p.m.

What: Cal-Fire Tehama/Glenn unit will be burning 523 acres of grass on the Nature Conservancy's Vina Plains Preserve. The burn will occur in compartments.

Where: The area being burned is to the east of Highway 99, off Lassen Road in Tehama County.

Why: Invasive plants including starthistle and medusa head are the targets of the burn, which is intended to improve rangeland and reduce noxious grass species for better cattle grazing, according to Cal-Fire.

Who: Activated for the burn are a CAL FIRE helicopter, five engines and a handcrew.

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