• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Winter Weather to Allow for Continued Pile Burning at Lassen Volcanic National Park

A park firefighter uses a drip torch to hand ignite a burn pile

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News Release Date: December 12, 2013

MINERAL, CA - Lassen Volcanic National Park is taking advantage of the favorable winter weather and snowy conditions to hand ignite burn piles along the Warner Valley road.
Piles are generally constructed by hand into a teepee shape with finer fuels in the center and larger fuels towards the outside. This helps fire fighters ignite the piles even after some precipitation has fallen and contribute to better pile consumption. Piles intended for burning are all associated with hazardous fuel reduction projects designed to protect park infrastructure and minimize intensity from unwanted wildfires. These piles have cured over the last several years making them ideal for burning and will contribute to almost complete consumption.
For more information, and specific information regarding pile burn locations please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo or contact the superintendent’s office at (530) 595-6102 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Did You Know?

brokeoff mountain set against a deep blue sky

Brokeoff Mountain, seen here in Lassen Volcanic National Park, was once part of a much larger composite volcano, called Brokeoff Volcano, that towered 1000 feet above Lassen Peak and looked similar to Mount Shasta.