Handpile Burning to be Conducted at Whiskeytown Over the Next Several Weeks

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Date: October 13, 2009
Contact: George Chapman, (530) 410-8013

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will begin the burning of handpiles this week and continue until completed, which may take several weeks. 


With the recent rain and cooler temperatures this is the perfect window to conduct our handpile burning.  As with all of Whiskeytown’s prescribed burns, the weather, temperature, and humidity will be monitored, as well as air quality. 


“Whiskeytown’s fire program is committed to reducing hazardous fuels build up, protecting communities at risk and working toward long term forest health,” stated Superintendent Jim Milestone.


Fire personnel will hand ignite the piles using drip torches. Smoke impacts should be minimal. Piles that are burned on our southeast boundary will be visible from west Redding. 


For additional information please call the Fire Management Office at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area at 530-410-8013.



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