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Prescribed Burn Near Lake Shasta Expected To Continue On Friday

The Forest Service got a good start on large a prescribed burn at Lake Shasta Thursday, with more smoke expected Friday, if conditions allow. The ongoing Green Mountain Project between the Squaw and Pit Arms of the lake is designed to reduce wildfire danger and improve the habitat for species including Bald Eagles, Shasta Salamanders, Deer, Elk and Turkey. The project has been underway for about 17 years. On Thursday an area covering 1,500 acres was ignited. Friday could see another 2,000 acres go up in flames. Because of the use of aircraft, people are reminded to keep their drones grounded.