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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Devils Garden/Warner MT Rds Prescribed Fire

Spring Prescribed Burning on The Modoc
Incident: Devils Garden/Warner MT Rds Prescribed Fire

Modoc National Forest fire managers are planning to conduct prescribed burns on the Devil's Garden Ranger District as part of a continuing program to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels and enhance wildlife habitat.

Starting this month and continuing through the spring, fire specialists will monitor and evaluate conditions for the opportunity to implement the Stateline and Weed Valley Prescribed burns located about 30 miles northwest of Alturas and northwest of Crowder Flat Guard Station. The project area covers approximately 1,300 acres.

Crews will begin work on smaller blocks within the unit pending appropriate conditions, the availability of personnel and equipment, and air resource board approval. Fire managers follow a burn plan that outlines the "prescription" or environmental conditions such as temperature, wind, fuel moisture, ventilation, and relative humidity that need to be met before the project begins.

Incident Overview
Crews will implement prescribed burns throughout the spring as conditions allow. These projects are part of ongoing efforts to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels and enhance wildlife habitat.

Basic Information
Incident Type Prescribed Fire
Cause Planned Ignitions
Date of Origin Sunday March 25th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Current Situation
Total Personnel 6
Size 1,300 acres

Outlook/Planned Actions: Fire crews are evaluating and monitoring conditions for potential burning throughout the spring.
Growth Potential: Low

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