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CAL FIRE conducts prescribed burn in Shandon for training

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 11:52:26-04

CAL FIRE SLO conducted a prescribed burn in the Shandon area Saturday to train crews for the summer fire season.

Crews burned approximately 40 acres of grass on the southeast corner of Shandon starting at 9 a.m.

Four engines and one dozer participated in the morning training, which lasted around three hours.

Nearby residents may have seen or smelled smoke as the burn took place.

This prescribed burn was one of five planned by CAL FIRE over the next two to three weeks.

During the week of June 24, approximately 26 acres of light fuels will be burned to maintain an area off of 7 Oaks Road.

On Tuesday, July 2, approximately 326 acres of grass fuel will be burned at the SLO Sportman’s Park off of Gilardi Road to provide live training and reducing the chance of fire risk in the recreational area.

If the weather does not permit for any of the prescribed burns, they will be rescheduled to a later date.