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Prescribed burn planned near Los Alamos

Prescribed burn planned near Los Alamos
Posted at 8:29 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 01:42:24-04

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is planning a prescribed burn near Los Alamos in the next few weeks.

The burn window is from mid-October to early November.

It will take place over two days at the BarM Ranch, approximately four miles southeast of Los Alamos along Highway 101.

Fire officials say the purpose of the burn is "to reduce the risk of wildfire by removing old growth flammable vegetation while helping to improve range land."

Approximately 557 acres of chaparral, oak woodland and sage scrub will be burned.

The burning will take place only on permissive burn days between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Once a suitable burn day is selected, fire officials say the public will be notified the day before the burn takes place.