Pile Burning in Reds Meadow Valley

Forest Service Burning Piles in Reds Meadow Valley

Crews continue to clear trees that blew down in the historic wind event of 2011.

Submitted by Deb Schweizer, Public Affairs Officer, Inyo National Forest

Fire crews plan to burn piles in the Reds Meadow Valley this week (December 1st- December 4th) to continue fuel reduction efforts in the valley. It’s worth noting that the wind event that led to the tree blow down in the valley was four years ago this week. Crews continue to whittle away at the incredible amount of downed fuels caused by that wind event — there has been considerable progress made on that front as well.

Crews hope to complete 54 acres this week and smoke may be visible from Mammoth Mountain and Minaret Vista. 

Blow down 2011
Photo Provided by the Inyo National Forest. 2011 blow down event.
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