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Expect To See Smoke From Planned Seasonal Burns

Expect To See Smoke From Planned Seasonal Burns 

Smoke from planned seasonal burns will be visible in Calaveras and Amador counties starting Wednesday. According to California State Parks and CAL FIRE Officials, prescribed burn activities at Calaveras Big Trees State Park planned to start the week of Oct. 21 will begin by midweek with a goal to complete 382 acres through the fall. The burn activities were postponed due to recent red flag warnings and public safety power shutoffs. Pile burning will also take place through the season and extend through next spring in the north and south grove and along the Big Trees Village and Blue Lake Spring Park boundaries. Officials describe the burns as part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement.

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