Lincoln National Forest – Lewis Prescribed Burn To Proceed Next Week

The Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District is planning to proceed with the Lewis Prescribed Burn early next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable. The burn area is approximately 1,000 acres located 1 mile southwest of Blue Water Ranch and north/northeast of Mike Jones Ranch.

Smoke may impact various roads in and around the area and may be visible from the communities of Weed, Mayhill and Sacramento.

Prescribed fire is always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority and is one of the most effective tools available to resource managers. Prescribed fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. They are designed to meet specific objectives, including providing community protection and promoting forest health. This prescribed fire will be burning in primarily grass and pinon slash.

An additional post will be made when ignitions begin.

Lewis Prescribed Burn Map

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