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PNF completes Butterfly Valley prescribed burning project

Firefighters on the Plumas National Forest had a successful and productive weekend conducting prescribed burning operations in the Butterfly Valley area on the Mount Hough Ranger District near Quincy, reports PNF Public Affairs Officer Tamara Schmidt.

On Sunday, Oct. 8, firefighters accomplished 20 acres of treatment. For the weekend, that makes a total of 110 acres of critical fuel reduction work for community protection, said Schmidt. Smoke has been visible in the area, but dispersal had been generally good.

Due to a change in weather conditions, including predicted winds early this week, it was determined Sunday to pause on additional ignitions until conditions are more favorable.

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Mop-up has continued on the units treated since Saturday and Schmidt reports that it is going well. It was expected that the area would be shifted to patrol status Oct. 10.

Schmidt advised that there will still be firefighter traffic in the area as mop-up and patrol continue in the coming days. Drivers are asked to be aware and use caution in the area.

Though this round of treatment has been completed, there are still units in the area for treatment. Additional prescribed burning in the area is possible, conditions permitting.

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Information submitted by Plumas National Forest

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