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Butte County, October 2, 2018 – CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department will be conducting a 8-acre control burn on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the CAL FIRE Butte Fire Center on Steiffer Road in Magalia. The control burn will begin around 9:00 a.m. and last most of the day.

The control burn will provide training and reduce hazardous vegetation to maintain a shaded-fuel break around the facility.

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Reducing forest fuels in a controlled environment will lessen the impacts of wildfires occurring during periods of high fire danger.

Smoke from the control burn will be visible in northern Butte County.