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Auburn November 30, 2020 – Smoke may be visible in Colfax and surrounding communities beginning Monday, November 30th, 2020 and may be visible through this week.

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

Weather conditions permitting, the burn will begin Monday, November 30th at 9:00 am and based on weather conditions will continue into the following days of this week.

This burn will help reduce the fuel load while converting up to nine acres of underbrush to native vegetation around the fire lookout. 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 daily. Smoke will be visible in the Colfax area and surrounding communities.

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