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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Shasta-Trinity National Forest - Five Cent Prescribed Burn In Weaverville #CAFire

Five Cent Prescribed Burn

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is planning a prescribed burn for February 24-25, 2015 in Weaverville, California. The project area is located two miles north of downtown Weaverville between Garden Gulch and Jackass Ridge. The size of the area is approximately 146 acres and consists of grass, brush, and oak-woodland vegetation.
The purpose of the controlled burn is to reduce fuel loadings within the Weaverville Wildland Urban Interface and to improve wildlife habitat by creating openings in brush patches and to stimulate new growth in manzanita and buck brush.
The US Forest Service and Weaverville Fire Department firefighters will implement the burn. The Forest Service is working with North Coast Air Quality Management District to monitor air quality. A 10- acre test burn will occur prior to burning the entire unit to monitor fire behavior and smoke lift and dispersion.
Ignitions will occur throughout the day Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Firefighters will use drip torches to ignite surface fuels, and controlled ignition patterns in order to create a mosaic of fire intensities.
Smoke will be visible from many places in Weaverville, such as Tops Market, Ace Hardware, Weaverville Airport, East Weaver, and Oregon Mountain Summit.

For more information, please call Lara Graham at 623-1788 (desk) or 440-8098 (cell).
Additional Contact: Andrea Capps (530) 226-2494, (530) 605-7337
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 226-2500
711 (TTY) All Offices

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