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USFS Conducting Large Prescribed Burn Wednesday

Arnold, CA — The Calaveras Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service announced today that it will be conducting a 266 acre prescribed burn one mile west of Arnold.

The Irish O´Manuel Underburn will take place along Forest road 5N49 on Wednesday, April 4.

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

The purpose of the burn is to reduce flammable vegetation in the Arnold fuel break area.

Burning is expected to last three days.

Written by Vanessa Turner.