Good fire

Guest feature: A close-up look at a prescribed burn in Bidwell Park

Firefighters spark dry vegetation during a prescribed burn in Upper Bidwell Park on May 17. (Photo by Guillermo Mash)

This video (which originally aired as an audio segment during the Chico News & Review show on KZFR, 90.1FM) is a production of Imagining Community, a grassroots media and civic-engagement project. Hear Imagining Community podcasts at and watch videos on YouTube.

On Monday, May 17, the conditions were ideal for a prescribed burn in Upper Bidwell Park as part of the City of Chico’s Vegetation Fuels Management Plan. Guillermo Mash of Imagining Community was on the scene for the burn and his segment begins with the sound of the flames and a question posted to Chico Fire Department captain, Mike Watner.

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