Beale AFB, Calif. December 3, 2020 – Approximately 7 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled for December 3rd, 2020 on Beale Air Force Base at the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Range (EOD).
The intention of this prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous and flammable fuels around the EOD Range and improve rangeland by reducing invasive and noxious grass species.
Prescribed burn operations will begin when areas come within prescriptive levels that meet the objectives of the prescribed fire plan. The Air Force will only initiate the burns with favorable weather conditions including humidity, temperature, wind speed and direction and moisture in the vegetation. Fire crews conduct small test fires before igniting the larger area to verify how effectively vegetation (fuels) will be consumed to ensure the burn and smoke management objectives can be met. Beale’s Air Quality Manager and Wildland Fire & Fuels Specialist work diligently with Air Quality Management Districts to minimize smoke impacts to the residents and surrounding communities.
During active firing operations, fire personnel and vehicles working in these vicinities will be visible to the public. Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive with heightened caution when passing through active project areas.