pile burning photo

Fire crews will be burning piles of logs and brush over the next week in the Lakes Basin, in an attempt to thin the forest and remove brush and debris that could fuel an incoming wildfire. Smoke is likely going to very visible west of Mammoth for the coming week. 

Weather and air quality conditions permitting, fire crews on the Mammoth Lakes Ranger District will be pile burning in the Lakes Basin starting March 2 and  through this week as conditions permit. Crews plan to complete 40 acres of piles near Lake Mary and Twin Lakes area.

Nordic skiers who plan to recreate on the Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center’s trails should anticipate smoke and pile burning near the trails. Fire crews are working with the ski center to keep all trails open. However, closures may be necessary, in particular along the Lower Side Winder Trail.

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