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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Plumas National Forest > Refuge Project Prescribed Fire Burn #CaFire

Incident Overview - Today, firefighters will begin a deer habitat improvement prescribed burn (Refuge Project) near Chandler Road in Quincy. Smoke will be visible in the Quincy area (American Valley) and possibly longer distances
Prescribed burn project was developed to help provide quality forage for wintering deer from the Sloat Deer Herd. Deer buck is part of the Sloat deer herd

Basic Information
Incident Type - Prescribed Fire
Cause - N/a Prescribed Burn
Date of Origin: Monday March 18th, 2013 approx. 12:30 PM
Location: Approximate Location 40 latitude, -120.867 longitude
Mt. Hough Wildlife Refuge
Current Situation
Total Personnel - 6
Size - 75 acres
Outlook/ Planned Actions
Burn perimeter with control lines beginning March 18; continue burning interior over the next two weeks.
Remarks 
Smoke will be visible in the Quincy area (American Valley) and possibly beyond.
Current Weather
Wind Conditions: 13 mph NE
Temperature: 60 degrees
Humidity: 26%

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