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Cal-Fire Prescribed Burn Thursday

(CAL FIRE ) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit  today will conduct a 55 acre prescribed burn under the Foresthill Bridge in Placer County.    Lake Clementine Trail will be closed to the public  today and tomorrow
( Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th)   as part of the prescribed burn operation. cal-Fire’s Bob Eicholtz says the  prescribed burn is part of an ongoing fuel reduction project to minimize potential wildfire risk.

Cal Fire Foresthill bridge burn

The burn will start at 10:00 a.m. and continue into the evening hours.  It will consist of two burn units, one on the east side of the river and one on the west side.  Smoke will be visible from Interstate 80, Highway 49, Auburn, Foresthill, and surrounding communities.

Resources including fire engines, hand crews, bull dozers, and a helicopter will work to keep the fire within existing containment lines.  Firefighters working in firing teams will work to control the fire intensity and ensure the fire progresses in a safe manner.  CAL FIRE resources will continue to check the area for several days.

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effective Monday July 2, 2012, residential burn permits will be suspended.  This suspension applies to areas in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties that fall within state responsibility area and local jurisdiction under contract with CAL FIRE.  The annual suspension of burn permits is declared each year around the first of July in response to summer weather conditions.  Beginning July 2, all fires or smoke reported by citizens will be considered a wildfire and a full suppression response will be dispatched to the scene.  Anyone who burns in violation of the suspension will be subject to appropriate civil or criminal action and could face cost recovery charges for the fire suppression response.  The burn ban will remain in effect until enough rainfall accumulates in the fall to warrant lifting the suspension.

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