Current Fire Activity

Smoke rises from the Reading fire
Smoke rises from the Reading fire

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Fall Pile Burning - October - November 2016
Park fire crews will take advantage of the changing weather conditions to complete fuels reduction projects throughout the park over the next several weeks. This season's emphasis will be placed on pile burning in the Manzanita and Juniper Lake areas.

Mineral Headquarters Prescribed Fire Project - June 7-11, 2016 (Complete)
Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to initiate a 50-acre prescribed fire project in the Mineral Headquarters area pending weather conditions. Ignition is expected to occur over a cumulative three to five day period with residual burn down predicted to take place up to one week after final ignition operations. The fire will be regularly staffed and monitored until declared out. The project area is located at the western edge of the community of Mineral, CA along Highway 36.


Reading Fire
A lightning strike ignited the Reading Fire on July 23, 2012 approximately one mile northeast of Paradise Meadow. The Reading Fire reached 100% containment on August 22 at 28,079 acres. Restoration activities will continue in 2013.

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Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480
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