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Prescribed burn scheduled Thursday at Camp Roberts

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Camp Roberts will be conducting a prescribed burn on Thursday, May 18, if weather conditions allow. 

The burn is expected to begin at 10:00 a.m. and officials say nearby residents can expect to see and smell smoke for the remainder of the day. Smoke will likely be visible from Highway 101, as well.

Base officials say crews will be setting several small fires, totaling approximately 500 acres. The goal is to create a fire break in preparation for a larger prescribed burn on May 25.

The purpose of the May 25 operation is to burn off brush in the area where live rounds are used in training. Several local fire departments and air units are expected to participate in that burn.

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