Nov 7, 2012 2:32 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News

Prescribed burn planned near Hwy 166 just east of Nipomo

CAL FIRE will be conducting a 1,100 acre prescribed burn Wednesday. The burn is scheduled just east of Nipomo off Alamo Creek Road near Hwy 166.

The burn is being conducted as part of the CAL FIRE Vegetation Management Program and is intended to reduce highly flammable brush and other wildland area prone to wildfires. Prescribed burns are conducted to reduce help reduce the risk of large damaging wildfires

People in the Nipomo and Santa Maria area or anyone travelling on Highway 166 could see smoke from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The prescribed burn is being coordinated with the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Board in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities.



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