Smoke Near Smokey Bear Flats Due to Pile Burning, Jan. 11

Staff Writer

Fire crews plan to continue with pile burning today, Jan. 11, with a target of 30 acres, according to the Inyo National Forest. The pile are south of Smokey Bear Flat and immediately adjacent to east side of U.S. 395. Smoke will be visible to motorists along the highway in the area. Crews are taking advantage of the recent snow to tackle fuel reduction projects that they haven’t been able to safely burn during the previous drought years.