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Foresthill, Calif. April 12, 2021 – The U.S. Forest Service is planning a series of prescribed fires beginning on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 adjacent to Foresthill Road approximately nine miles north-east of the community of Foresthill.
Fire management personnel intend to burn units 19, 22, 23, and 24 of the Deadwood Prescribed Fire Project. Ignitions may occur over several days or up to two weeks depending on environmental conditions. Please see the attached map for specific prescribed fire unit locations. In total, over 626 acres of prescribed fires are planned for ignition.
Smoke from prescribed fire operations is normal and may continue for several days after an ignition depending on the project size and environmental conditions. Smoke may settle into the valleys in the evening and lift in the morning.
The Tahoe National Forest has collaborated with the Placer County Air Pollution Control District while planning this project and other prescribed fires within the Foresthill area.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution and are asked to watch out for firefighters and fire equipment near the Foresthill and Sugar Pine roads. Traffic controls may be implemented if needed.
The goal of this prescribed burn is to decrease the existing fire hazard and to prevent and reduce the impact of future fires in the area. Other benefits include enhancing wildlife habitat and reintroducing fire into a fire-adapted ecosystem.