If you notice smoke in the Morro Bay area Wednesday, don't be alarmed.
Morro Bay fire officials say crews will be burning piles of dead tree trimmings at the marina peninsula between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The purpose for the controlled burning is to create defensible space for homes along Balboa and Ridgeway streets.
Burning of piles of dead tree trimmings will occur at Morro Bay Marina Peninsula & for defensible space for residences adjacent to Balboa & Ridgeway Streets. Burning will start at 7 am & be put out at 5pm. We will be monitoring for any hazardous burning conditions & air quality. pic.twitter.com/GSsimX445P— Morro Bay Fire (@MorroBayFire) February 5, 2020