SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) is working with local landowners to conduct a 525-acre controlled burn planned for today. The burn is happening southwest of San Luis Obispo, four miles southeast of Lopez Lake near Huasna.
Five fire engines, one bulldozer, a helicopter and three fire crews will be on scene for the planned burn. The burn is being done by the Cal Fire Vegetation Management Program to reduce the amount of flammable brush in the wild land areas, and other areas prone to wildfires. These controlled burns are done in order to reduce the risk of a larger damaging wildfires.
People traveling in the Five Cities Area or on Highway 166 could see smoke until 6:00 p.m.
Firefighters say its unlikely, but if you smell smoke try to limit your outdoor activities as a safety precaution. The controlled burn is also being coordinated with the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Control Board.