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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 02/06/14
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-23

BLM Plans Pile Burning in Forks of Butte Area near Magalia


Bureau of Land Management fire crews plan to burn piles of brush and limbs in the Forks of Butte Recreation Area near the communities of Magalia and Forest Ranch in Butte County.

Burning is planned for Friday, Feb. 7, and will occur only if weather and air quality conditions allow for safe and successful burning and smoke dispersion.

There are two project areas. One unit is near Doe Mill Road and Ditch Creek Road, and the second is near Doe Mill Road and Garland Road. The project area is about five miles north of Magalia, and about three miles east of Forest Ranch. Smoke may be visible from both communities.

The piles were created during BLM hazardous fuels reduction work designed to reduce wildfire risk and improve forest health.

More information is available from the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100.




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Last updated: 02-06-2014