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Prescribed burn at UCSB goes according to plan

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Sep 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-14 16:45:34-04

Fire crews ignited the UC Santa Barbara lagoon according to plan on Wednesday.

The planned burn was scheduled by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and UCSB's Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration.

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The burn was planned to help control non-native grasses and establish native bluff scrub vegetation, officials said in a press release.

The burn took place Wednesday morning.

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In an update shared on Twitter, Santa Barbara County Fire Public Information Officer Scott Safechuck called the burn process an art form.

The fire department, university and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District teamed up to plan, communicate, predict weather conditions and follow through with the burn.

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About half an acre of land was burned.