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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?

picture of car sized snowblower against 10 foot snow drifts blowing the snow above the drifts

The Lassen Volcanic National Park Main Park Road can open as early as May 10th and as late as mid-July depending on how much snow falls during the winter.