REDDING, Calif. -

The heavy smoke billowing west of Redding is from a controlled burn by the Bureau of Land Management

The prescribed fire in the Swasey Mountain Recreation Area is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 5 and 6, to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health.

The fire is expected to be about 35-acres. The project site is one mile west of Swasey Drive on Mule Mountain Peak.