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Prescribed Burn Underway in Placer County

A prescribed  burn along Interstate 80 in Placer county could be sending some smoke drifting today. Cal Fire Captain John Hotchkiss says the burn got started at 11:30a.m. this morning and will continue into the afternoon hours.

click to listen to John Hotchkiss

The prescribed burn  is not that far from the area of the Applegate Fire that burned last year. Cal Fire is burning a 7 acre area to get rid of some French Broom and some other invasive vegetation.

click to listen to John Hotchkiss

Captain Hotchkiss says they have taken several steps to inform the public that this is a control burn exercise and not a wildfire.

click to listen to John Hotchkiss

 

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