Prescribed burn planned near Cuesta College mid-week

Posted at 9:20 AM, Jun 18, 2018

A prescribed burn is scheduled to take place this week northwest of Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus.

CAL FIRE SLO says the reason for the burn is to reduce the fire hazard in the area while providing live-fire training to firefighters. 

If weather conditions allow, the burning of up to 324 acres will take place Tuesday or Wednesday at the shooting range along the north side of Highway 1 and Gilardi Road.

Smoke will be visible in the El Chorro area from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., officials say.