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CAL FIRE announces planned burn near Lopez Lake

With favorable weather in the forecast firefighters along the central coast are burning off brush in an effort to prevent wildfires.

CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo along with the San Luis Obispo County range Improvement Association are burning approximately 100 acres of invasive yellow star thistle along High Mountain Road near Lopez Lake. Smoke may be seen in the area throughout the day, according to officials.

Another planned burn will take place Tuesday in Creston. CAL FIRE will have multiple burns going on November 26, 2019 along the east side of Highway 229 between Highway 58. These burns will continue to several weeks as part of an ongoing effort to reduce hazardous vegetation.

All planned burns are subject to suitable weather conditions and could be rescheduled if conditions change.

Fire / San Luis Obispo County
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