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Pile burning of hazardous vegetation to be conducted within Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve

Posted at 11:29 AM, Mar 08, 2020

The San Luis Obispo County Fire Department will burn several small slash piles on Monday morning.

The fire department says the pile burning is the first phase of a community-wide fire hazard abatement project.

The Los Osos FireSafe Focus Group, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and County Planning removed and piled dead vegetation into small piles close to homes on the south side of Highland Drive within the Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve for the project.

Fire officials say the recent and upcoming rains are optimal for safe pile burning.

According to officials, all piles burned will then be examined by certified Morro Shoulderband Snail experts to ensure that no dangerous impacts occur. The burning is expected to be completed by Monday afternoon.