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CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire is implementing a live fire operation on the Mt. Howell Fire Lookout State property in Placer County near Colfax.

Mt. Howell Lookout. YubaNet file photo

Weather conditions permitting, the burn will begin Friday May 7th at 09:00 am and be completed by 3:00 pm on Friday May 7th.

This burn will help eliminate the up to 3 acres of annual grasses to provide defensible space around the fire lookout and telecommunication infrastructure. The prescribed burn will also offer training to area firefighters.

The burn will be ignited starting around 9:00 am and be completed by 3:00 pm.

Smoke will be visible in the Colfax area and surrounding communities.

Resources will remain at scene until all fire is extinguished and continue to check the burn for several days following the project’s completion.