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Prescribed burns planned on North Coast next week 

prescribed burn SLO county

Burns will begin Monday, Jan. 10

California State Parks, in cooperation with the Air Pollution Control District and Cal Fire, will burn approximately 170 brush piles at Montaña de Oro State Park in the eucalyptus forest in the vicinity of Camp KEEP, at Morro Bay State Park along Quintana Rd. and La Loma Ave. on Black Hill, and at Hearst San Simeon State Park in the Monterey pine forest near the Washburn campground area.

Burns will begin Monday Jan. 10 through Friday Jan. 21, 2022. Actual burn days will be determined by weather conditions and permit conditions. Ignitions may start as early as 7 a.m. with fire activity curtailed by approximately 5 p.m.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce fuel loads and fire hazards associated with high fuel density caused by tree mortality.

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