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Wildfires within Lassen Volcanic National Park will be reported on this page if they exceed low-impact status, which may include rapid growth, increased impacts, or size exceeding 1/4-acre.
Fall 2021 Prescribed Burning
Lassen Volcanic National Park will make use of forecasted precipitation this fall season to complete prescribed burning within the park.
Mineral Headquarters Pile Burning Approximately December 8-17
Firefighters will ignite hand piles east of park headquarters and near the administrative campground and ball field in Mineral as conditions allow.
Northwest Gateway Project Prescribed Burning
Prescribed burning is planned for approximately 225 acres (Units G and F) southwest of Manzanita Lake Campground. This is part of the multi-year Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration (NWG) Project and involves the reintroduction of fire to units that were previously treated by mechanical thinning.
Additional Pile Burning
Firefighters will also burn piles in the following locations as conditions allow: Mineral headquarters, Summertown (north of Manzanita Lake), Summit Lake Ranger Station, Hat Creek Road, Lost Creek Helispot, Horseshoe Cabin, Juniper Lake Area, and along Butte Lake Road.
No Fire Restrictions
There are currently no fire restrictions in the park.
Please be especially cautious with your campfire (where permitted), vehicle, gas/liquid campstoves, and cigarettes to help reduce the risk of wildfire during this period of severe drought. Campfires are always restricted to fire rings within designated campground.
Smoke Impacts from Nearby Wildfires
Smoke impacts in the park from nearby fires vary from day to day. Park staff is not able to predict conditions for your trip. The following resources can help you check conditions prior to your visit:
Ongoing Fire Management Projects
Last updated: December 7, 2021