Smoke will be visible from June Lake, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Lee Vining, and along the Hwy 395 corridor.
Pile burning fire allows forests to be thinned, opening the canopy and allowing sunlight through, which allows for the sprouting and re-growth of plants, shrubs, and trees. Fire also allows for the recycling of nutrients to the soil while reducing the amount of dead, woody debris.
Crews create piles to remove ladder fuels, which are the branches and limbs that can carry fire from the ground to the canopy. This reduces wildfire risk for nearby communities. Piles are typically burned in the winter months when it is safest to do so.
We appreciate your patience while this important work is completed.