Controlled burns are designed to reduce dead and down fuels, improve wildlife habitat, watershed value, and range improvement and reduce the risk of devastating wildfire. File photo

Honey Lake Wildlife Area (Dakin Unit) announces controlled burn

Update: According to a statement from CalFire received late this afternoon, “Our planned burn project was cancelled due to expected red flag tomorrow.”
CalFire’s Lassen Modoc Unit will be assisting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with an agricultural burn located at the Honey Lake Wildlife Refuge Area (Dakin Unit) tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 21.

The planned project will reduce approximately 84 acres of flammable fuels while improving natural habitat. Supporting agencies include the Standish Volunteer Fire Department and the Lassen National Forest.

Smoke may be visible in the Honey Lake Valley area near Wendel for several days. Residents are asked not to report a possible fire.

CalFire engages in fuels reduction projects year-round for the purpose of:

  • Reducing dead and down fuels.
  • Improving wildlife habitat, watershed value, and range improvement.
  • Reducing the risk of devastating wildfire.

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