Nov 4, 2013 2:32 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Prescribed burn planned in Cayucos this week

California State Parks is planning a prescribed burn this week at Estero Bluffs State Park at Cayucos Point.

The burn will take place sometime between Tuesday and Friday, but firefighters think it will probably happen on Tuesday.

Firefighters will burn about 200 acres of grassland and coastal scrub in the park. The area spans from Swallow Creek up to the coast of San Geronimo Creek.

Prescribed burns keep native plants healthy and help with weed control. The main point of this burn is to increase native wildflower growth.

California State Parks, CAL FIRE, Cayucos Fire, Hearst Castle Fire, the Cayucos Land Conservancy, and the Air Pollution Control District are all working together for the prescribed burn.

The burn is dependent on weather conditions. If a burn ban is in effect or there's a risk of the fire spreading or causing health problems, it will be cancelled.

Some public trails near the burn might be closed during the burn. People in Cayucos, Harmony, and Cambria might see smoke between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the day of the burn.

County officials will monitor air pollution levels while the burn takes place.



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