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Prescribed Burn Planned Near SugarloafSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument

SPRINGVILLE, CA, April 9, 2024

Sequoia National Forest fire managers in
the Western Divide Ranger District will
conduct pile-burning operations near the
Sugarloaf area on Wednesday, April 10,
2024. Approximately 1 acre of piles,
consisting primarily of hazard tree removal
and debris, will be treated adjacent to the
snow play area off Forest Service Road No.
Forest personnel work closely with the
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control
District to manage smoke production and
reduce the impact on communities, roads,
and highways. Smoke, flames, and glowing
embers are often visible and are a normal
part of pile-burning operations. Crews will remain on-site to closely monitor conditions and manage any
potential risks until the piles are considered out.
Stay informed by following the Sequoia National Forest webpage at,
Facebook @SequoiaNF, and Twitter @sequoiaforest.
Types of prescribed fire
The three general types of prescribed fire are pile burning, understory or underburning, and broadcast
burning. They all help decrease the threat of high-intensity, high-severity wildfires; reduce the risk of
insect and disease outbreaks; recycle nutrients that increase soil productivity; and improve wildlife
habitat. Another benefit resulting from prescribed fire is a reduction in wildfire danger to local

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