Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burn in West Point Area Starting February 20th

San Andreas, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is conducting a prescribed burning operation on the Winton-Schaad Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) site. This project is in the north-eastern portion of Calaveras County, four miles north of Wilseyville in the vicinity of Winton Road, Schaads Road and Bailey Ridge Road. Smoke may be visible in the area during the prescribed burn. This prescribed burn is designed to reduce forest fuels in strategic locations within the project area.

The prescribed burn is scheduled to begin on Thursday, February 20th and will conclude on Friday, February 21st. Additional prescribed burns within the project area are anticipated throughout the spring, depending upon fuel and weather conditions. Resources assigned to the VMP will consist of fire engines, fire crews, and cooperating agencies.

Burning operations will be conducted from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, contingent on favorable conditions.
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