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West Sheer Prescribed Burn Wednesday

Sonora, CA — Residents in Pinecrest and Strawberry will see a lot of smoke Wednesday due to a 203 acre prescribed burn.

The West Sheer Prescribed Burn is expected to be ignited on the Summit Ranger District on Wednesday.

The National Forest Service says the purpose of the fire is to reduce the chance of catastrophic wildfire in the future by reducing natural fuels and fuels created by the West Sheer Thinning Project.

The burn will continue for five days and will involve two fire engines, one dozer and ten firefighters.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh