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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Klamath N.F. Prescribed Burning 2013 - Deep Prescribed Burn 400 acres


Incident Overview

Klamath National Forest fire managers are planning an under-story burn starting Thursday October 24th 2013 located 14 miles Northeast of Fort Jones CA on the Salmon Scott Ranger District.

DEEP BURN 

The Deep Prescribed Burn legal location is Township 44N Range 11W Sections 7&8. Ignitions will begin on Thursday October 24th and continue through October 30th as conditions allow for a total duration of up to four days.

This under-story burn in mixed conifer timber litter will be up to 400 acres with 40 acres planned for the first day of ignitions  Daily ignition of acreage will be adjusted based on smoke production and dispersion.

The estimated direction of smoke travel is variable trending towards the Southwest. Communities or smoke sensitive areas that could be impacted (if any) are the Lower Scott River Corridor Marble Mountain Wilderness and Scott Bar CA.

For more information on the Deep prescribed burn please contact: Salmon Scott R.D.; Richard Inghram 530-468-1275 or Mike Howerton 530-468-1311

All prescribed burning operations will be accomplished in accordance with approved burn plans which state specifically how and when to safely implement the burn and the expected results. All smoke management guidelines and laws will be closely followed. Additional information on fall and winter prescribed burning operations for the Klamath National Forest will be posted here on inciweb.


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