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Wright Creek Prescribed Burn Continues Today

Sonora, CA — Today marks Day Two of the 300 acre Wright Creek prescribed burn.

Spokesman Pat Kaunert of the Stanislaus National Forest says the low-intensity prescribed burn will reduce flammable forest fuels, help protect a 30 year old stand of planted conifer trees, reduce the potential for damage by uncontrolled wildfire and improve wildlife habitat for deer while providing an extra measure of protection for firefighters and the public.

The burn began Wednesday and will continue until completed, contingent on weather, fuel moisture and air quality days.

The 300 acres that are being burned under prescribed conditions are located four miles south of Long Barn within the Tuolumne River watershed near Faust Cabin and Marble Mountain.

Written by Bill Johnson