Fiddyment Annual Training Burn in south Placer County begins today

Auburn June 1, 2018 – South Placer County residents can expect to see smoke Friday through Sunday, June 1st through the 3rd, 2018. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire is conducting the annual Fiddyment Burn with area fire agencies and volunteer firefighters as a training exercise and fuel reduction project.

The project will involve burning approximately 175 acres of grass between East Catlett Road and Sunset Boulevard West, on a parcel just west of the Athens Avenue-Fiddyment Road intersection. The area is north of Roseville and west of Rocklin and Lincoln.

The prescribed burn takes place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. If significant fuels are left, crews will burn the remainder between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

The terrain allows crews to employ direct and indirect methods of firefighting and fire control, and provides agencies an opportunity to train cooperatively in incident command and fire ground tactical operations.