BURNING WILL NOT OCCUR IF WEATHER CONDITIONS DO NOT PERMIT BURNING
The SLO County Air Pollution Control District is issuing this press release to provide the public with information in preparation for a prescribed burn at Camp Roberts. Children, the elderly, and those that already have a respiratory condition are the most susceptible to the health impacts of wood smoke and should use caution if they smell smoke.
What: Prescribed burn of approximately 191 acres of grasslands and forbes.
When: The target date for this burn is Wednesday, November 7, 2018, weather permitting.
Where: Camp Roberts: The burn will be on the south end of the Camp Roberts National Guard Base; approximately 4 miles west of San Miguel.
Why: The burn project is part of a Fire Hazard Abatement and Training burn at Camp Roberts to reduce the risk of a wildland fire during troop training activities. The burn will be conducted when the meteorological conditions are highly favorable for dispersion and to direct smoke away from potential population centers.
Who: California Army National Guard and Camp Roberts Fire Department, in cooperation with the Monterey Bay Unified APCD, San Luis Obispo County APCD, and the California Air Resources Board, in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities.
The burn is dependent on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions are not as desired, the burn will be rescheduled.
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