CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit

The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit is located in the northeastern part of the State, consisting of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas and portions of Shasta, and Siskiyou counties. There are a total of 1.6 million acres within the Direct Protection Area of the Unit with an average elevation of 5000'.

Vegetation ranges from ponderosa pines, lodgepole pines, and mixed firs along the west side of the Unit, to sage brush, oaks, and annual grasses mixed with juniper in the desert to the east.

Logging, correctional institutions, and recreation are the major economic contributors to the region. Recreation, although seasonal, flourishes during the spring and summer months.

The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit works closely with other agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, Lassen National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Plumas National Forest, State Department of Fish and Game, Transportation, Highway Patrol, and county and city agencies.

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CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit Lifts Burn Restrictions

November 13, 2015 - Effective Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit (LMU) will lift restrictions on dooryard debris burning. More...


helicopter making a water dip.Copter 202 gets water from Rockwell Ranch

August 2, 2015 - "We just wanted to thank you for the work you do and thought you might like to see the machine in action. "Thanks for all your hard work!" Paula and Norbert Trucks. - (Photo of Copter 202 dipping water from the Rockwell Ranch).



training photoA Little Structure Training

June 24, 2015 - Firefighters from the Alturas and Bieber Stations of CAL FIRE got together this morning, before temperatures rose into the upper 90's, to get in a little structure fire training using the Intermountain High Desert Operations Training Trailer. Staff were on hand from the CalPines Fire Department to run firefighters through the specially designed trailer. Training included interior attack, rescue by the Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC), rescue by ladder, roof venting, and much more.

CAL FIRE responds to over 5,000 wildland fires that burn an average of 198,00 acres each year. In addition, Department personnel answer the call over 400,000 times for other emergencies including structure fires; automobile accidents; medical aids; swift water rescues; civil disturbances; search and rescues; hazardous material spills; train wrecks; floods; and earthquakes.

Where to Get a Burn Permit

April 23, 2015 - Effective Friday, May 1, 2015 the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Lassen – Modoc – Plumas Unit will begin requiring dooryard burning permits for residential burning on State Responsibility Area Lands. To obtain a burn permit, visit one of the following locations:

Modoc County

CALFIRE Alturas Station – Alturas
CALFIRE Deer Springs Station – CalPines
USFS Supervisor?s Office – Alturas
USFS Big Valley Ranger District – Adin
USFS Doublehead Ranger District – Tulelake
USFS Warner Mountain Ranger District – Cedarville
BLM Alturas Field Office – Alturas
BLM Surprise Valley Field Office – Cedarville
Likely Fire Protection District – Likely

Lassen County

CALFIRE Bieber Station – Bieber
CALFIRE Susanville Station – Susanville
CALFIRE Westwood Station – Westwood
USFS Supervisor?s Office – Susanville
USFS Eagle Lake Ranger District – Susanville
USFS Hat Creek Ranger District – Fall River Mills
BLM Eagle Lake Field Office – Eagle Lake
Spaulding Fire Department – Spaulding
Herlong Volunteer Fire Department – Herlong
Standish-Litchfield Fire Protection District – Standish
Janesville Fire Protection District – Janesville

Plumas County

USFS Supervisor?s Office – Quincy
USFS Almanor Ranger District – Chester
USFS Mt. Hough Ranger District – Quincy
USFS Beckwourth Ranger District – Blairsden
USFS Feather River Ranger District – Oroville
Beckwourth Fire Protection District – Beckwourth
Peninsula Fire Protection District – Lake Almanor
Chester Fire Protection District – Chester

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