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Prescribed burn underway, smoke visible

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 30, 2020

UPDATE (3:40 p.m.) - CAL FIRE SLO says firefighters met desired fire prevention objectives today during the prescribed burn so no additional burning is planned for tomorrow.

138 acres were burned.

A prescribed burn is underway today 3 miles northwest of Cuesta College at the shooting range along the north side of Highway 1 and Gilardi Road.

Smoke is visible in San Luis Obispo and in the El Chorro area. Hazy skies are expected to last until 4 p.m.

150 acres are being burned Tuesday. 150 more acres are scheduled to be burned Wednesday.

CAL FIRE is partnering with the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association, San Luis Obispo County APCD and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The goal is to reduce fire hazard and provide live fire training for firefighters. CAL FIRE plans to utilize five fire engines, 2 hand crews and 1 bulldozer for the burn.

Wednesday's burn may be rescheduled if conditions are not within established weather and resource parameters.