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