By Meredith Anello
Forestry Technician- Wildland Firefighter Engine 371
Public Information Officer-Fire
U.S. Forest Service
Tahoe National Forest
Truckee Ranger District
TNF Sierraville Ranger District Fire and Fuels personnel successfully completed planned prescribed fire pile burning operations after recent precipitation and environmental conditions enabled them to meet the burn objectives for the following units.
-Jackson Meadow, one landing (1 acre) near the Jackson Meadow Reservoir Dam completed last week.
-Outback, one landing (20 acres) located near Little Truckee Summit, completed last week.
-Summit NE, approx. 37 landings (185 acres) and located in Carman Valley, completed this week. Utilizing snowmobiles proved necessary to gain access due to the snow accumulation and location.
The pileburn units will continue to be patrolled by local Fire and Fuels resources until they are determined to be out. Sierraville Fuels Technician and Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Frank Bojorquez relayed that the Sierraville Ranger District, utilizing the burn windows that opened between Nov. 5th and Dec. 8th, in accordance with specific Burn Plans, have completed 550 acres of pile burning.
TNF Fire and Fuels personnel utilize snowmobiles pulling drip torches, fuel, and tools to make access and conduct prescribed firing operations in the Saddle NE pileburn unit on the Sierraville Ranger District after recent precipitation enabled pile burning but required snowmobile use to gain entry to the unit.📸 courtesy of TNF Sierraville Assistant Engine Operator Quentin Booth
📸courtesy of TNF Sierraville Fuels 64 Frank Bojorquez