ATASCADERO, Calif- The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will be conducting a 25-acre prescribed burn today.
This burn is being conducted as a training exercise to provide fire crews with the opportunity to use live fire and gain valuable experience using prudent ignition and containment techniques.
The prescribed burn is being coordinated with the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Board in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities.
If the conditions are not correct on Friday as planned, the burn will be rescheduled.
WHO MIGHT SEE THE SMOKE AND WHEN
People in the Santa Margarita/Atascadero/Templeton area and/or traveling Highway 101 may see smoke on the southeast side of Atascadero near Santa Clara Road from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday, July 13, 2012.
During this period, smoke is expected to be visible for approximately two hours.