CAL FIRE to conduct prescribed burn in Shasta County

CAL FIRE has announced they will be conducting a prescribed burn on Friday, Nov. 15 at the City of Redding Solid Waste Facility.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 12:50 PM
Updated: Nov 14, 2019 12:51 PM

REDDING, Calif. - CAL FIRE has announced they will be conducting a prescribed burn on Friday, Nov. 15 at the City of Redding Solid Waste Facility.

The prescribed burn will be conducted in the area around the West Central Landfill, located at 14095 Clear Creek Road, by CAL FIRE Shasta Trinity Unit & the Shasta County Fire Department.

CAL FIRE said they expect to burn up to 300 acres. The estimated direction of smoke travel is winds from North West throughout the day. Communities that CAL FIRE said are smoke sensitive include Igo, Happy Valley, and Cottonwood.

Smoke from the burn is expected to be minimal and limited in duration, however, residents should expect to see smoke during the burn operations, CAL FIRE said. The burn will be conducted weather permitting.

CAL FIRE said the prescribed burn is expected to reduce dead and down fuels, reduce fire hazard to landfill, and provide live-fire training for fire personnel in a controlled manner.

Burning will start at approximately 8 a.m. and should be completed by 5:00 p.m., according to CAL FIRE.

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