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Prescribed Burn Near Arnold

Arnold, CA– Starting Monday, the Calaveras Ranger District of the U.S Forest Service will be conducting a 465 acre prescribed burn near Arnold.


The Irish Understory burn in the Stanislaus National Forest will take place just north of White Pines, along Summit Level Road.


The Forest Service says smoke may be visible from Highway 4 with some canyon drift smoke visible in the evening and early morning hours.


The purpose of the burn is to improve protection for life and property in the communities of Arnold and White Pines, and reduce the threat of uncontrolled and damaging fires.


Burning is expected to last 1-2 weeks.


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com