The Boulder Creek Prescribed Burn is being planned by the US Forest Service in the Sequoia National Forest. Approximately 2000 to 3500 acres will be underburned over a period of 3-5 days when weather fuel conditions and smoke dispersion are most favorable, which may be within the next few weeks.
All efforts will be made to conduct the burn when the smoke can disperse and move away from populated areas. However, the fire will continue to smolder and emit smoke for a couple of weeks until winter weather arrives and puts the fire out.
Smoke may impact to the communities of Hume Lake, Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Pinehurst, Dunlap, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop. Forest personnel will be working closely with the San Joaquin Valley and Great Basin Unified air districts to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts. Smoke will be visible from the surrounding communities and is likely to settle into the valleys overnight and in the morning hours.
More information on can be found at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3734/