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Update: Burning Canceled This Weekend At Calaveras Big Trees

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Update at 4:35 p.m.: The prescribed burn in Calaveras Big Trees State Park has been postponed again. Earlier today, fire officials announced that most of the North Grove would be closed this weekend due to prescribed burning. They have released this update: “The weather forecast has shifted to remove precipitation chances on Monday at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. California State Parks made the decision to postpone the prescribed burn until Thursday, October 19, to allow for additional drying to meet objectives.”

The North Grove Trail, Grove Overlook Trail, Three Senses Trail, and a portion of the River Canyon Trail will remain open until October 19.

Original post at 8:30 a.m.: Arnold, CA — Most of the North Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park will be closed this weekend due to prescribed burning.

The work was originally going to start on Wednesday, but it was postponed due to rainfall. Park officials relay that the vegetation should be dried out by Saturday so that the burning can commence.

California State Parks Public Information Officer, Amber Sprock, relays, “The majority of the North Grove area will be closed through the weekend and until conditions favor reopening. This includes the iconic North Grove Trail, Grove Overlook Trail, Three Senses Trail, and a portion of the River Canyon Trail.”

The plan is to burn 39 acres.

Residents of communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Arnold, Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Springs, and Love Creek, may experience smoke resulting from these controlled burns.

Click here to read a recent myMotherLode.com blog about the project.

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