Prescribed burns canceled near Applegate Lake due to poor conditions

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. – Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has canceled its prescribed burns near Applegate Lake after conditions were determined to not be ideal.

They planned to use a helitorch, a process of helicopters carrying a large drip torch. It drops a fuel mixture, igniting the vegetation.

This would have been the first time Rogue River-Siskiyou used the helitorching method since 2009. The area included about 350 acres on the northeast side of Applegate Lake. The burn is postponed until further notice.

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