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Prescribed burn planned Tuesday at Camp Roberts

Posted at 2:45 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 17:45:13-04

The California Army National Guard plans to burn approximately 8,800 acres of brush at Camp Roberts on Tuesday, May 22.

The burn is being conducted to reduce the risk of a wildfire while troops are training on the base.

People in northern San Luis Obispo County may see or smell smoke during this burn and/or two other training burns taking place around the same time. The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services will be conducting live training burns at the Paso Robles Airport on Tuesday and Thursday. CAL FIRE, Atascadero Fire and Santa Margarita Fire will also be burning two buildings in Atascadero for training purposes on Tuesday.

Any of the burns could be rescheduled if weather conditions aren’t just right.