RENO — Forest Service officials have announced plans for a prescribed burn this week in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest just west of Reno.
The intentional fires will be set in the Dog Valley area near Verdi about a mile from the Nevada-California line beginning today, weather permitting.
Crews intend to burn about 28 acres of forest undergrowth. The project may take a couple of days.
District fuels specialist Steve Howell said prescribed fire is an efficient way to remove woody debris and litter to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.