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2020 Press Releases

5-26-20: Camp Roberts Impact Range Fire Hazard Training Window June 2 through June 4

San Luis Obispo, CA - The SLO County Air Pollution Control District is issuing this press release to provide the public with information in preparation for a prescribed burn window at Camp Roberts. The burn window for this Camp Roberts Impact Range Fire Hazard Training Burn will be between June 2 and June 4, 2020, weather permitting.

Fire jurisdictions to include Camp Roberts Fire, CAL FIRE and San Miguel Fire will be present for training and will be practicing wildland firefighting techniques to further their understanding and abilities in the case of real wildland fire scenarios. Prescribed burning is an important tool used to minimize fire hazards and minimize the likelihood of uncontrolled future wildfires that would have the potential to induce significant air quality impacts on the local community.

Smoke may be present on the day of the training, and the SLO County Air Pollution Control District and Monterey Bay Air Resources District will be working collaboratively with all involved agencies to ensure up to date air quality information is provided to the public. 

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.

Additional information will be provided as the burn window gets closer. 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.

SLO County APCD will continue to closely monitor air pollution levels throughout the region. Visit the APCD website slocleanair.org/air-quality/air-forecasting-map.php to see current air quality conditions and forecasts for SLO County.  Sign up to receive air quality text messages through our AirAware text notification system at https://www.slocleanair.org/air-quality-alerts.php.


Other 2020 Press Releases

5-15-20: Better Breather Alert due to Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

5-15-20: Notice of Vacancies - Hearing Board of the San Luis Obispo APCD

5-5-20: Better Breather Alert Issued due to Blowing Dust Impacting the Nipomo Area

4-21-20: Better Breather Alert Issued due to Blowing Dust Forcasted to Impact the Nipomo Area

4-14-20: Oceano Dunes Scientific Advisory Group Provides Information on the Temporary Closure's Effect on Particulate Matter Emissions

3-16-20: Effective Immediately, SLO County Air Pollution Control District Office Closed to Walk-In Customers

2-27-20: Spooner Prescribed Hazard Reduction Burn - Smoke May Be Present, February 29, 2020

2-6-20: Grant Funding Available for Marine, Infrastructure, School Buses, Woodstove Change-outs and Old Car Buy Back


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