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Pile Burning

Pinehurst Community Fuel Break work continues

Many of you may have noticed, over the past few months, the burn piles that were prepared on Forest Service land along Hogback Road, North Hwy. 245 and Todd Eymann Road.

 

These piles of fuel are part of an important and years-long project called the Pinehurst Community Fuel Break. Funded by a grant from California Climate Investments through Calfire, the shaded fuel break has been a collaborative effort between Oak to Timberline Fire Safe Council, CalFire, and the Sequoia National Forest Hume Lake Ranger District to reduce hazard fuel levels in and around the Pinehurst community, with the main objective to help protect the community in the event of a future wildfire. 

Burning began on January 26, and will continue as conditions and air quality allow.   

 

Please be aware that there will be smoke impacts for the first 4 hours or so, and then surrounding bone piling will be pushed into the burn to be consumed as well.  Fire may be visible from the road for one week or longer, and chainsaws may be used as indicated. 

 

We will keep you informed as the Pinehurst Fuel Break project progresses over the next couple of years.  

 

Your OTFSC at work