BLM plans week-long control burn near Lake Oroville

A controlled burn will be conducted in Butte County from Monday, Jan. 13, through Friday, Jan. 17.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 10:36 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management fire crews will be burning piles of brush and small trees near Lake Oroville in Butte County from Monday, Jan. 13, through Friday, Jan. 17.

Crews will ignite the piles only when weather conditions and fuel moisture are suitable for safe and successful burning, crews said.

Firefighters plan to cover about 10-acres daily in the Stringtown Mountain/Ishi Pile Project. 

The Bureau warns smoke will be visible between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Lake Oroville Recreation Sites, the Forbestown area, and Highway 162. Light smoke could linger in the area up to a day after burning.

Fire crews will remain in the area each afternoon to monitor the piles after they burn.

Crews created the piles when vegetation was cut in projects designed to improve landscape health and to remove hazardous fuels that could feed wildfires, the Bureau said.

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