CAL FIRE warns residents of 3 prescribed burns

CAL FIRE announced they will be completing three prescribed burns, two on Friday and one on Saturday in Shasta County.

Posted: Nov 22, 2019 10:37 AM
Updated: Nov 23, 2019 1:57 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - CAL FIRE announced they will be completing three prescribed burns, two on Friday and one on Saturday in Shasta County.

The first area they announced a prescribed burn operation for on Friday, Nov. 22 is at the City of Redding Solid Waste facility.

This prescribed burn will be conducted in the area around the West Central Landfill located at 14095 Clear Creek Road. CAL FIRE said the smoke from the burn should be minimal and limited.

Residents should expect to see smoke during the burn operations, CAL FIRE said.

The burning started at 8 a.m. and will wrap up by 5 p.m., they will be burning up to 100 acres. Communities that may see smoke are Igo, Happy Valley, and Cottonwood, according to CAL FIRE.

The second location will be conducted along South Clark Creek Road, west of Highway 89, inside McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

CAL FIRE said for this location they will burn up to 10 acres, smoke sensitive communities are Burney, Johnson Park, and Clayton. They said they expect smoke should be very minimal and limited in duration.

The third prescribed burn will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 23 south of Oak Run. This prescribed burn will be conducted on up to 900 acres off Oak Run Road.

The burning will start at 8 a.m. and should be completed by 5 p.m. Crews will remain at the scene for two to three days as interior fuel consumption and mop up are completed.

CAL FIRE said it's expected that smoke will continue to be visible throughout those days. The communities that may see smoke during this burn are Palo Cedro, Oak Run, Millville.

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