Tuolumne, CA — Expect to notice smoke later this week along the Highway 108 corridor.
The Summit Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest is planning to kickoff a 1,500 acre prescribed burn near Beardsley Lake. To view a map of the area, click here. Around 150 acres will be burned daily, and actual ignition will depend on weather, fuel conditions, and air quality. The purpose of the fire is to reduce the amount of flammable forest fuels as we head into the hot summer fire season. The Forest Service says smoke may be visible along the Highway 108 corridor, and it is expected to drift into the canyons during the evening and early morning hours.
It is the first of a few prescribed burns that will be starting up over the next several weeks on Forest Service land.