Prescribed Burns in Sierra Aim to Lessen Summer Wildfires

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TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST-

It’s not every day that you trek through the snow to go to a fire.

“This is really, really important,” the U.S. Forest Service’s Lisa Heron told FOX40 on Tuesday. “What we have burning here […] is basically a log deck, or a ‘cold pile.'”

That pile, and others, were set ablaze by the Forest Service in order to give wildfires less forest to burn when the summer fire season hits.

The snow made Tuesday the ideal to set the prescribed burns. It will take days for the cold piles to burn out. Weather permitting, the burns will continue through the weekend.

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