H-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Oct 30, 2012 3:34 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

Prescribed burn underway southeast of Lopez Lake

[Pictured: view of burn from Santa Maria]

CAL FIRE is conducting a 525-acre prescribed burn in southwestern San Luis Obispo County, about 4 miles southeast of Lopez Lake in the vicinity of Huasna.

Five fire engines, one bulldozer, one helicopter and three fire crews are involved in the burn.

Crews are using the burn to clear highly-flammable brush and other wildland fuels in an area prone to wildfires.

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