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Prescribed burns planned on North Coast this week 

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Burns will begin Monday, March 14

– California State Parks, in cooperation with the Air Pollution Control District, the Morro Bay Fire Department, and Cal Fire, will conduct prescribed burn operations of approximately 100 brush piles starting today, March 14, through Friday, March 25.

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. Glowing piles may be visible at night.

Areas the burning will occur are:

  • Montana de Oro State Park: in the eucalyptus forest along Pecho Valley Road near the park entrance and Camp KEEP.
  • Hearst San Simeon State Park: in the Monterey pine forest near the northern intersection of Highway 1 and Moonstone Beach Drive.


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

For more information contact District Superintendent Dan Falat at (805) 927-2065.



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