Prescribed Burn at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

The smoke you see in the sky over Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Monday afternoon is from a prescribed burn.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 7:02 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 7:05 PM

Shasta County, Calif.—The smoke you see in the sky over Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Monday afternoon is from a prescribed burn.

126 acres are being burned in the Buck Hollow area on the eastern edge of the park.

It is between Muletown Road and the site of a prescribed burn they completed three weeks ago.

This is a part of a larger project incorporating more than 700 acres to reduce hazardous fuels near homes in the area.

The controlled burn Monday will help protect the community of Centerville from wildfires.

If there is more rain that comes to the area, one more prescribed burn will take place near Old Shasta.

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