OROVILLE — Cal Fire-Butte County will team up with the California Department of Water Resources and California State Parks to conduct a controlled burn of 163 acres in the Loafer Creek State Recreation Area east of Oroville on Monday.
Officials selected Monday for the burn based on lower daytime temperatures and the increased chance of rain and higher humidity, according to Jason Dyer, Cal Fire-Butte County battalion chief.
“The time is right to begin conducting fuel-reduction burns like this one,” Dyer said. “Removing fire fuel from the Loafer Creek Recreation Area also benefits residents by protecting East Oroville and Kelly Ridge in the event of a major wildfire.”
The project is part of reduction work underway throughout the state, as designated in state fuels-reduction goals in the California Fire Plan and the California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan.
Cal Fire-Butte County officials said they’ve lifted burn suspensions, meaning residential dooryard burning is allowed in the state responsibility areas of the county with valid burn permit. Contact Cal Fire-Butte County during weekday business hours at 530-538-7111 to learn how to obtain a burn permit as well as finding out burn restrictions within the county.