Pile Burning in the Lakes Basin Today

Fire PitWeather and air quality conditions permitting, fire crews on the Mammoth Lakes Ranger District will be pile burning in the Lakes Basin today and possibly through Dec 11th if needed. Crews plan to complete 60 acres of piles near Lake George.

Smoke will be visible from the Lakes Basin, Mammoth Mountain, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Lake Mary Road and Hwy. 203.

Crews create piles to remove ladder fuels, which are the branches and limbs that can carry fire from the ground to the canopy. This provides a safer area for firefighter response and reduces wildfire risk. Piles are typically burned in the winter months when it is safest to do so.

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