Upcoming controlled burns along the North Coast

EUREKA, CA. (KIEM)- Cal Fire is setting fires to stop fires, starting tomorrow through the end of October, in Humboldt County and Del Norte County.

They plan on performing a number prescribed burns, to clear out dry and hazardous vegetation that has potential to fuel large wildfires. Smoke will be visible from areas west of Ferndale, Ettersburg, Lone Star Junction, and various prairie areas within redwood state park. Cal fire plans to burn, collectively, over 700 acres.

You should keep in mind a burn ban remains in place for local citizens and should you be found burning illegally, you will be held accountable.