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U.S. Forest Service Continues Prescribed Burn Program

Calaveras County, CA — Federal officials are continuing their forest management program with a second wave of prescribed burns in the Calaveras Ranger District.

The U.S. Forest Service says the next phase involves burns on a 250-acre unit about one mile north of White Pines Lake. This follows another prescribed burn on 280 acres within the project boundary along the Highway 4 corridor begun nearly two weeks ago.

Forest Service spokesman Pat Kaunert says rangers plan to perform prescribed burns on about 550 acres this spring as part of the total project area, which is just short of 5 thousand acres.

The project is being broken into units ranging from 20 to 260 acres in size in an effort to minimize the danger and the effects of smoke on the public.

The burning will take place over the next several weeks according to weather conditions, burn day status and availability of personnel.