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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/12/2021 01:53 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/12/2021 01:53 PM
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Forest Service Working Prescribed Pile Burns

Sonora, CA...Firefighters from all ranger districts are working on prescribed pile burns today. These prescribed burns enhance public and firefighter safety by reducing the build-up of dead and down fuels and reduce the threat of high-intensity wildfire while protecting watershed values and wildlife habitat. Calaveras Ranger District: Near Sand Flat Campground and Camp Wolfeboro. Groveland Ranger District: Femmon’s Meadow, near Jawbone Ridge. Summit/Mi-Wok Ranger districts: On the Pinecrest fuel break, west of Pinecrest Lake Road, Near Crabtree Road and Forest Road 4N11

Burning is contingent on weather, fuel moisture, and air quality. All burning is monitored and conducted in accordance with state and county air quality guidelines and closely coordinated with local county air quality control districts. Smoke may be visible from highways 4, 108 or 120 and surrounding communities. Fire managers are working closely with local air districts and the California Air Resources Board to mitigate the effects of smoke on the public. In these areas, please do not report smoke as a wildfire. #Prescribedfire #USFS

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Posted on: 2021-01-12 18:22:40   By: Anonymous
That's good that they can do that and thus preventing any bad wildfires in our area. People also need to maintain their defensive space on their properties by adhering to the 100 ft. parameter rule of lot clearing and proper disposing around each dwelling. My folks up in Dorrington had to do that every year and back then Dad could burn and did that carefully then I took over after his death. Back then it was just a 30-foot clearance around dwellings. I say to U.S.F.S. thank you, Steve Smith

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    Posted on: 2021-01-12 22:09:46   By: Anonymous
    Meanwhile large private landowners have to do nothing. They are the greatest danger to communities.

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Posted on: 2021-01-13 09:25:52   By: Anonymous
Private land owners such as SPI do a hundred times more to rid the forest of wildfires. They don’t sit around and wait for the Sierra Club to tell them what to do!

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