UPDATE: Due to weather and fuel conditions, plans to burn piles near Bucks Lake on the Mount Hough Ranger District were cancelled Oct. 25. Firefighters on the district will continue to monitor conditions for areas in prescription, including the piles at Bucks Lake.
Firefighters on the Plumas National Forest Mount Hough Ranger District are planning to burn approximately 25 acres of piles on three units near Bucks Lake on Oct. 25, conditions permitting.
The piles are located near cabins and businesses at Bucks Lake, reports Tamara Schmidt, PNF public information officer. Generally, the pile burning will take place near Big Creek Road, Haskins, and Quarry Road. Ignitions are expected to take place mid to late morning.
Smoke is expected to be visible but not have significant long-term impacts to nearby communities, including Bucks Lake and Meadow Valley, said Schmidt. Short-duration, minor smoke impacts are possible on neighboring forest roads and the Oro-Quincy Highway.
If weather conditions become unfavorable, including increased or gusty winds in the area, burning will stop until conditions improve. Firefighters will be monitoring conditions throughout operations.
Information submitted by Plumas National Forest