Fresno County Fire Protection District
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Prescribed Burns Planned for Fresno County

CONTACT: Jeremiah Wittwer Public Information Officer 559-341-4590
Immediate September 29th 2017
Prescribed Burns Planned for Fresno County

Sanger, CA – Fresno-Kings Unit of CAL FIRE is planning to conduct two prescribed burns in Fresno County – one in in the Miramonte area and one along Jose Basin Road near Auberry. Project burning will be conducted starting October 3rd and continue through October 7th. Depending on the weather conditions – burning may extend several days on each project.

The purpose of this project is to use prescribed fire to reduce wildland fire fuels within the community fuel break, protect the community from wildfire, and reintroduce the ecological benefits of fire to the landscape. This type of exercise will also provide valuable hands-on training for fire firefighting personnel.

Smoke form the controlled burn will be visible in the Miramonte area and near the community of Auberry and Mono Wind Casino. Weather conditions will be monitored and burning may be postponed if burning conditions are found to be unfavorable. The CAL- FIRE Fresno Kings Unit will provide of updates for this controlled burn via Facebook and Twitter during the burn:

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Who: CAL-FIRE What: Prescribed Burns (Miramonte and Auberry) When: October 3rd through the 7th. Where: Miramonte Conservation Camp and Jose Basin Road (Fresno County)

CAL FIRE would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that defensible space is survivable space – do you have yours?

C A L I F O R N I A C A N ’ T A F F O R D W I L D F I R E S !



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