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BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burns Near Manhattan

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

The Bureau of Land Management's Battle Mountain District is planning to continue prescribed burning activities between the months of March and May 2014 in the Manhattan Fire Defense Project.

Approximately 50 acres of slash piles are targeted for disposal by burning during this period. To date, the BLM has completed 300 acres of burning activities within the project area with the help of the Nevada Division of Forestry, Tonopah Conservation Camp. Their continued support and cooperation remains essential to the success of the project.
 
The prescribed fire areas are located adjacent to the town of Manhattan. The objective is to dispose of slash piles generated from thinning operations that have been implemented to protect the community from wildfires. 

The prescribed burn is highly dependent on weather conditions and fuel parameters. All burning activities will be conducted in accordance with the approved burn plan. The burn may be postponed until a window of acceptable prescriptive conditions opens.

Smoke may be visible from Manhattan and other nearby areas. Ignition operations will be intermittent to allow for adequate smoke dispersal and burning will not occur on every day during the burn window.

From the Bureau of Land Management

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