Kingsbury Rush DFPZ was critical to suppressing the Rich Fire

The Rich Fire was started July 29, 2008 in the Feather River Canyon near Rich Bar on Highway 70.  It's final size was 6,112 acres.  The Kingsbury-Rush DFPZ was critical to the suppression efforts.  Further information about the fire can be obtained at (

The Kingsbury Rush DFPZ was created as part of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act.  The total DFPZ acreage was 3,826 acres.  It was implemented with a service contract.

Examination of the Rich Fire burn map shows that the fire burned into the Kingsbury Rush DFPZ.  According to fire management officials the DFPZ was effective and instrumental in containing the fire. Officials have stated that if the DFPZ had not been there the fire would have been thousands of acres larger and cost considerably more to suppress. The final cost of suppression was $ 9,986,000

Rich Fire

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