Controlled burns reduce dead and down fuels, Improve wildlife habitat, watershed value, and range improvement and reduce the risk of devastating wildfire. CalFire 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) Thursday, Sept. 28. File photo

Honey Lake Wildlife Area (Dakin Unit) Plans control burn

CalFire 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) Thursday, Sept. 28.

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

Smoke may be visible in the Honey Lake Valley area near Wendel for several days. Please do not report.

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; and
  • Reducing the risk of devastating wildfire.

For additional information on preparing for and preventing wildfires visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.