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The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a series of prescribed pile burns at Figueroa Mountain and various administrative sites on forest lands (Campgrounds, Trailheads, and Fire Stations), to occur when conditions allow this winter and into the spring. The goal of the burns is to reduce the risk of wildfire. Prescribed, or planned, fires typically burn less intensely than wildfires. Prescribed burns can help prevent the spread of wildfires and can reduce impacts to watersheds that can result in soil loss and sedimentation.
Between all burn pile sites, approximately 100 acres of slash from felled dead trees and brush will be burned. The burns will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on permissive burn days. Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) staff have reviewed the Smoke Management Plan and provided conditions to minimize smoke impacts in Santa Barbara County. The burn will be conducted when the meteorological conditions are highly favorable to direct smoke away from population centers.
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