Six Rivers National Forest, Spring Burning continues

Humboldt County, Ca., (KIEM) Six Rivers National Forest Fire will continue its Spring Burning Program as long as the weather allows.

The forest conducts prescribed burning to reduce the potential of wildfires by removing hazardous fuels.

Six Rivers conducts both understory and pile burning.

An understory burn uses a controlled application of fire to remove excess vegetation including leaves, needles, and shrubs confined to a specific area. 

Pile burning is intended to remove fuels, such as branches, limbs, and stumps that have been piled by hand or mechanical equipment.

Before the burning begins, residents must make sure to comply with state and federal burning regulations.

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