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BLM Redding plans pile burning for the week

Smoke may be visible from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday from Indian Creek and Reading Creek roads.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 4:59 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Bureau of Land Management crews are planning to burn piles of brush and small trees in a project area near Douglas City during the week of Jan. 27-31. 

The Bureau said crews will light the piles only when weather and fuel moisture allow for safe and successful burning. The project area is along Reading Creek Road about five miles southeast of Douglas City.

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Smoke is expected to be visible during ignitions from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, with light residual smoke and hot ash remaining for up a day after. Smoke may also be visible from Indian Creek and Reading Creek roads, according to the Bureau.

The material was piled during thinning projects that are designed to improve forest health and to remove hazardous fuels that could feed wildfires.

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