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April 17, 2012
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Forest Service plans Markleeville burn

The U.S. Forest Service is getting ready to implement a planned burn near Grover's Hot Spring State Park, west of Markleeville.

This controlled burn may be implemented in the upcoming week.

"Prescribed fire is an efficient way of removing woody debris, providing ecosystem benefits, and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and risk to firefighters in the event of a large scale fire," said District Fuels Specialist Steve Howell.

Approximately 33 acres of understory vegetation will be treated to reduce build-up of trees and brush that can cause more intense wildland fires.

"This project is part of a larger effort …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 18, 2012 11:46AM Published Apr 17, 2012 07:49PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.