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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shasta-Trinity National Forest - Shasta Lake Unit - Northwoods Deuce Prescribed Fire [Updated]

Incident OverviewOn 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.
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.
Basic Information
Incident Type Prescribed Fire
Current Situation Size 140 acres
Location: Shasta-Trinity National Forest lands in the area of Packers Bay
Reported Date/time: Monday February 04th, 2013 approx. 01:00 PM
IC: Incident Commander Jason Fallon
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