CAL FIRE to conduct burns in northern SLO County as part of training

Posted at 11:25 AM, May 15, 2018

CAL FIRE will be conducting prescribed fire training exercises from Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18 at three locations on Camp Roberts and at SLO County Fire Station 98 off Airport Road.

Approximately 300 acres of grass will be burned over the three-day period.

CAL FIRE says firefighters from around the state will be there to learn the proper methods for using fire as a tool for fighting wildfires, range improvement, and hazard abatement. They’ll learn about ignition tools, equipment, techniques, and strategies, as well as how fire behavior is influenced by fuels, weather, and topography.

People in the area may see or smell smoke during these training exercises. If weather conditions are not appropriate, the burns could be postponed.