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Forest Service begins burning near Walker

Staff Reports

U.S. Forest Service crews will conduct a pile burning on public land in the Mill Canyon and Mill Creek area near Walker today through March 15, weather and fuel conditions permitting. The effort will include around 100 acres of previously, piled material.

This important work will help in fuel reduction and aspen enhancement over time, as well as reduce the risk of impacts from future wildfire spreading on to adjacent land.

The planned pile burning will occur approximately four miles south/southwest of Walker, California, along Mill Creek. Forest Service crews will conduct this pile burning within the creek corridor and adjacent mountain slopes along the 023 Mill Creek Road. This scheduled pile burn may be postponed if weather, fuel or smoke dispersal conditions are not within prescribed limits.

Recent snow within the area has reduced fire risks for this pile burn. The upcoming burn will be completed within the standards set by the California Air Resources Board, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, and Forest Service burn plan.

Travel on Mill Creek Road 023, near the intersection of Mill Canyon and Terry Canyon, may be restricted during prescribed burn activities to ensure public as well as firefighter safety. Visitors on or near Mill Creek Road 023 during prescribed burn activities may observe an increase in fire engines; please slow down and drive carefully to accommodate the extra traffic.