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RAGLM Board > Announcements > Prescribed Burn Today and Tomorrow in Lake Mathews
5/10/2017 9:09:04 AM
Prescribed Burn Today and Tomorrow in Lake MathewsPost: Sandy

Firefighters have scheduled a prescribed burn in the Estelle MountainReserve south of Lake Mathews on Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 11.

In a prescribed burn, firefighters lightcontrolled fires as a way to reduce vegetation that could fuel a wildfire. Thisproject also is aimed at eliminating non-native grasses, according to a newsrelease from the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department.

The burn is expected to cover 400 acres inthat area and while smoke will be visible to neighboring communities, it isn’texpected to pose a health hazard, fire officials said.

Firefighters expect to be working from 6 a.m.to noon on those days, the release said, while noting that the date and timesare tentative and if the weather changes, so could the schedule.

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