Prescribed burns planned for Lassen Volcanic Park

Published: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 - 9:04 am

Fire crews in Lassen Volcanic National Park plan to conduct two prescribed burns starting next week, weather permitting.

The burns will take place in two areas of the park totaling nearly 1,000 acres and are intended to reduce the amount of fuel available in the event of wildfires.

The areas have histories of high-intensity fires dating back to the early 1900s, officials said.

One area, the Summertown Burn Unit, is northeast of Manzanita Lake and adjacent to park administrative buildings.

During the burn operations, scheduled between Tuesday and Nov. 12, the park's Lily Pond Trail and Nobles Emigrant Trail may be closed temporarily.

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