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Prescribed burning continues near Cromberg

On Friday, Oct. 20, firefighters on the Beckwourth Ranger District successfully treated approximately 130 acres on the Big Hill Project near Cromberg, reported Tamara Schmidt, public information officer for the Plumas National Forest.

Fire effects were good, as was smoke dispersal, reported Schmidt. There were some minor smoke impacts in Cromberg as smoke settled overnight.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, with a favorable weather forecast, including predicted winds, firefighters planned to conduct operations on approximately 110 acres of the Big Hill Project.

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The unit currently being treated has heavier fuel loads, so there will be more fire activity within the area, said Schmidt. Firefighters reported that test fires Saturday morning were successful.

Schmidt reported that smoke will be visible to the communities of Cromberg, Sloat, Greenhorn Ranch, Quincy, Blairsden, and possibly Portola. There will likely be some smoke settling in Cromberg and the surrounding area at night, lifting in the morning. Area residents should be prepared for minor smoke impacts.

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