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Update On Prescribed Burning For Hazard Trees


Distant smoke is visible in this photo taken from Batterson heliport by Burt Stalter

MOUNTAIN AREA — Fresh rain and snow has made conditions right for Sierra National Forest crews who are continuing their pile burning work this week, according to SNF Battalion Chief Burt Stalter.

“We burned along the east boundary of Cascadel Woods yesterday to remove piles leftover from the Willow Fire contingency lines.”

Starting today, through the remainder of this week, crews will burn in Cedar Valley along Deer Run Trail and Cedar Valley Drive, says Battalion Chief Stalter, to remove the large machine piles of tree mortality logs created earlier this spring.

“With the recent work by Cal Fire and PG&E tree removal contractors, Cedar Valley Drive is looking a lot better than earlier this summer,” he continues. “Work will continue to reduce fuel loads as much as possible before next summer to provide a buffer to the community.”

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