ETTERSBURG, Calif. (KIEM)- Cal Fire planned a professionally controlled prescribed burn for the consumption of grass and brush on 135 acres of ranch land. The burn started today at around 11:30 A.M. These burns are part of the prescribed fire program for vegetative management and reducing hazardous fire fuels.
The treatment helps enhance the health of the native plant communities, aid the control of non-native plant species, protect and enhance prairie habitat for animal species, and reduce and control uncontrolled wildfire.
Cal Fire wants to take the time to remind the public that residential debris burning has been suspended.
“I want to let folks know. Hey, there are a lot of folks out there. There are a lot of precautions that have been taken, and we don’t just look at this at the local level. We are looking at this state-wide or the north half of the state regional level. As far as resources availability and things like that… There is a lot of things that get considered before we initiate these burns,” said Jeremy Ward, Battalion Chief at Humboldt and Del Norte Fire Prevention Bureau.