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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Packers Bay Prescribed Burn Continues

 Update: 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

 On March 19, 2013, the Shasta Lake Unit of the National Recreation Area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest may be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Packers Bay. The project site is located between Packers Bay and Halfway Cove. Sections to be burnt during this stage of the project include approximately 65 acres Units E and F.

Other phases of this prescribed burn project have included approximately 18 acres burned on Feb. 4 (map Unit C), 40 acres on Feb. 5 (sections of map Unit D), and 82 acres on Feb. 6 (southern portion of Unit D), with all implementations of the fire prescription going as planned.
Approximate Location: 40.771 latitude, -122.352 longitude
Check back for further details as the Northwoods Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project continues.


Basic Information

Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday February 04th, 2013 approx. 01:00 PM
Incident CommanderJason Fallon

Current Situation

Size140 acres
Significant Events
On March 19, 2013, the Shasta Lake Unit of the National Recreation Area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest may be conducting a prescribed fire to remove understory fuels on National Forest System lands in the area of Packers Bay.

Outlook

Planned Actions
Fire Managers plan to burn portions of Units E & F beginning on March 19, 2013.
Remarks
The prescribed fire will create smoke that will be visible from many areas in the southern portion of Shasta Lake and along Interstate 5 near Bridge Bay. Implementation is planned to take approximately four to six hours, but smoke may continue to be visible through the following few days.
Source: Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3329/

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