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Firefighters burn brush piles in San Simeon

Posted at 8:32 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 10:32:07-05

Smoke will likely be visible along the north coast of San Luis Obispo County Wednesday due to a prescribed burn at Hearst San Simeon State Park. 

Firefighters will burn brush piles near the intersection of Highway 1 and San Simeon Creek Road. 

Crews might also burn some piles near the Washburn Campground. 

The burn will happen between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, weather permitting. 

Officials say state parks and CALFIRE crews are conducting the burn to manage vegetation and reduce fire risk in the area.