From Inyo National Forest
Weather and air quality conditions permitting, fire crews will be completing the Reds Meadow Valley/ Devils Postpile Prescribed Fire Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27.
This 133-acre project is being completed over two days to help reduce smoke impacts. Fire crews are working closely with the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District to select the best days for smoke dispersal.
The project’s primary objective is to reduce fuels for community protection for the developed areas in the Reds Meadow/ Devils Postpile area. Some of this project was completed two years ago. This prescribed fire is in red fir, Jeffrey pine, and lodgepole pine and continues the series of treatments, including mechanical, to address the significant blowdown from 2011.
Smoke will be visible from Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain, and the Reds Meadow Valley (as a reminder, the road to Reds Meadow Valley is closed), and from nearby locations along the Hwy. 395 corridor.