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Cal Fire pile burns to expel invasive plant

Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 26, 2019

Cal Fire SLO is conducting several dozen large pile burns starting Monday, April 29 in Cambria.

The fire department sent out a tweet Friday announcing the burns.

The burns will take place on the southwest side of Highway 1 at Santa Rosa Creek and Fern Canyon.

They are expected to last a total of 2 to 4 days and will be completed each day to minimize potential overnight smoke impacts.

The burns are part of an ongoing effort to clear out the hazardous and invasive. French broom plant called “Sweep the Broom out of Cambria.”

The effort is a collaboration between the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District, Caltrans, firefighters from Cambria CSD Fire and Cal Fire.

If weather conditions aren’t optimal for burns, they will rescheduled.