Crews plan pile burning near Magalia, Jan. 18-20

REDDING, Calif. Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management plan to burn large piles of brush and small trees on public land near Magalia in Butte County, when conditions are favorable from Jan. 18 through 20.

The project in the Upper Ridge area is designed to reduce wildland fire risk in the wildland-urban interface, which is the area where homes are adjacent to wildlands. The piles will be burned in accordance with a burn plan that specifies allowable weather and fuel conditions to allow for safe and successful burning and smoke dispersion. The project area covers about 15 acres.

Smoke will be visible from Pine Ridge Elementary School, Magalia homes along Ponderosa Way and Compton Drive, and from recreational trails in the area, mainly during ignition hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Light residual smoke is expected for up to two days after the piles are burned.

The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. More information is available from the BLM Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Jeff Fontana