October 23, 2018 – CAL FIRE is implementing a live fire operation at the University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Field Station, located at 8279 Scott Forbes Rd, Browns Valley, CA.Weather conditions permitting, the burn will begin Tuesday October 23 at 09:00 am.
This burn will help reduce the fuel loading while converting up to 130 acres of noxious weeds and underbrush to native vegetation within the field station. The prescribed burn will also offer training to area firefighters.
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The burn will be ignited starting around 9:00 a.m. and be completed by 6:00 p.m. Smoke will be visible from Hwy 20, Marysville Rd, Pleasant Valley Rd, Englebright Reservoir 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.