Friday, September 20, 2013

USFS Announces Plan for Boulder Creek Prescribed Fire

The US Forest Service is preparing to conduct a prescribed burn this fall in the Boulder Creek area in the Sequoia National Forest. Approximately 2000 to 3500 acres will be burned over 3-5 days when weather fuel conditions and smoke dispersion are most favorable, possibly as early as October. This project is located about fifty miles east of Fresno.

Smoke may have impacts 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 APCDs 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.

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