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Camino November 22, 2019 – The Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE in conjunction Sierra Pacific Industries will be conducting a fuels reduction burn of approximately 15 acres of timber under-story near the Sly Park Recreation Area in El Dorado County. The burn is scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Smoke may be visible from the area for up to 48 hours.

The Sly Park VMP is one of the longest running maintenance burns in the State. For over 30 years, the Sly Park Recreation area has participated in active forest management, helping to create a timber stand that is resistant to drought and beetle kill as well as to provide a fuel break that helps to protect the community of Pollock Pines from wildfire.

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VMP programs support the CAL FIRE mission of protecting lives, property and resources from the devastation of wildfire. Burning operations are conducted only when conditions are ideal for a safe and efficient burn. CAL FIRE is currently fully staffed, equipped and prepared to conduct safe VMP burns before the winter rains hit and staffing is reduced.

As with all CAL FIRE controlled burns, this project will be evaluated the day of the burn utilizing a Go/No Go checklist that is based on weather and incident activity.