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Fire crews scheduled to burn brush piles at Hearst San Simeon State Park starting Tuesday

Prescribed burn planned Friday at UCSB Lagoon
Posted at 3:39 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 18:39:47-05

California State Parks is planning to burn approximately 85 brush piles at Hearst San Simeon State Park Tuesday through March 5.

Depending on weather conditions, fire crews will start burning near the Washburn Campground within the Monterey Pine Forest as early as 5 a.m. and finish at about 5 p.m.

Officials say burning piles reduces the risk for wildfires.

California State Parks is working with the Air Pollution Control District and CAL FIRE.

For more information on prescribed burns call Dan Falat, the district superintendent with San Luis Obispo Coast District, at 805-927-2065.