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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 03/15/13
Contacts: Jeremy Strait, (530) 224-2155    
  Jeff Fontana, (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-13-45

BLM Plans Prescribed Burn near French Gulch


Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed fire near the community of French Gulch Monday, March 18.

The 76-acre broadcast burn is designed to remove hazardous fuels that could feed a wildfire, and to improve forest health conditions in the Interlakes portion of the Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

The project, about seven miles north of French Gulch near the OHV 55 and OHV 27 trails, will get underway about 9:30 a.m. and end at about 4:30 p.m.  Smoke will be visible from French Gulch.  The burn could smolder for a day after burning is complete.

Crews will ignite the fire only if weather allows for safe and successful burning.




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Last updated: 03-15-2013