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Prescribed burn scheduled near Figueroa Mountain

Other burns will take place through April in the Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
Posted at 12:19 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 17:14:44-05

Prescribed burns will take place in the Los Padres National Forest starting this week.

Forest officials say starting Tuesday, crews will begin burning one to 10 acres of brush, including some from dead trees, near Figueroa Mountain.

Other occasional burns will take place during daytime hours through April, weather permitting.

“The goal of the series of one-day pile burning is to reduce the risk of wildfire. Prescribed, or planned, fires typically burn less intensely than wildfires. Prescribed burns can help prevent the spread of wildfires and can reduce impacts to watersheds that can result in soil loss and sedimentation,”according to a press release.

Locations will be announced on the Los Padres National Forest social media accounts.