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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Modoc National Forest: Prescribed Burn on The Doublehead

Incident: Big Valley/Doublehead Rds Prescribed Fire

Modoc National Forest fire managers are planning to conduct prescribed burns in various areas of the forest 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 Bench Prescribed Burn located west of Tionesta and south of County Road 97 on the Doublehead Ranger District.
 The project area totals about 1,000 acres. Crews will 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
The Bench Prescribed Fire project is located west of Tionesta, south of Co Rd 97 on the Doublehead Ranger District
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Starting in March and continuing through the spring, information will be posted about prescribed burns on the Big Valley and Doublehead Ranger Districts of the Modoc National Forest.

Basic Information

Incident TypePrescribed Fire
CausePlanned Ignitions
Date of OriginMonday March 19th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationWest of Tionesta

Current Situation

Size1,000 acres


Planned Actions
Crews are monitoring and evaluating conditions for potential burning throughout the spring.

If you would like to be added to a notification list for fire information, please contact Punky Moore, Public Affairs Officer, 530-233-8713, or by email

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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