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White Pines, CA – Calaveras Ranger District will be conducting a prescribed burn beginning April 30th about one mile north of White Pines. Stanislaus Forest Public Affairs Officer, Jerry Snyder, says, “This is the same prescribed burn we hoped to ignite in January 2012, and last fall. Of course, moving forward with this burn is dependent on weather and air quality.”

None of the 465 acres have yet been burned.

When conditions permit, 50-100 acres will be burned at a time, over the next one to two weeks. The daily size of the burn may vary with weather and fuel conditions, as well as permissible air quality burn days. Smoke may be visible from Hwy 4, with some down canyon drift smoke visible in the evening and early morning.

Irish Understory Prescribed Burn is located at Summit Level Road and between Forest Roads 5N56 and 5N52. The Calaveras Ranger District encompasses approximately 250,000 acres in the northwest portion of the Stanislaus National Forest.