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With Wildfire Danger Easing, Los Padres National Forest Planning Controled Burns To Reduce Fuel

(Los Padres National Forest photo)

You may soon see some smoke coming from the Los Padres National Forest, but it won’t be from a wildfire.

The fire danger has eased enough that the national forest is going to do a series of controlled burns.  The idea is to reduce the threat of major wildfires by burning away built up fuel.

The burns will only be conducted when fire safety and air quality conditions permit, and firefighters will be on hand to manage them. 

National Forest officials say they will notify the public when burns are taking place.  They will also put up signs along roads in the area so people will know the fire is planned.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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