Lincoln National Forest, Prescribed Burn in La Luz Canyon Today

Fire managers on the Sacramento Ranger District will be prescribe burning piles of slash in La Laz and Maruche Canyons, 2—3 miles north of High Rolls, beginning this week in advance of warmer, drier weather come summer. Approximately 146 acres of piles are planned for burning in the area through winter and spring.

Map of prescribe burn area.

Prescribed fire, including pile burning, reduces the risk of severe wildfire and allow less intense fire to play its natural role in a frequent-fire ecosystem like the Lincoln National Forest. Fuel treatments, such as prescribed burns, are an effective way to slow wildfires and moderate fire behavior.

The decision to implement a specific prescribed burn depends on multiple conditions, including the firefighter availability, fuel moisture levels, air quality, smoke dispersal, and weather.

Smoke may be visible from La Luz Canyon, Labrocita Canyon, High Rolls, Mountain Park, Fresnal Canyon and Highway 82.

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