The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo County APCD will be conducting a 230-acre prescribed burn on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Camp San Luis Obispo. This burn will be in grasslands on and near firing ranges on the base. The purpose of the prescribed burn is to burn off the ignitable grass on the shooting ranges to prevent a potential ignition from spreading to the wildlands.
People in the Chorro Valley, San Luis Obispo City and/or traveling Highway 1 will see smoke from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. In the unlikely event you smell smoke, county officials urge you to take precautions and use common sense to reduce harmful health effects by limiting outdoor activities.
The prescribed burn is being coordinated with the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District and the California Air Resources Board in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities.
The project is dependent on weather and will be carried out during favorable atmospheric conditions that provide adequate consumption and smoke dispersal. If the conditions are not correct on Wednesday as planned, the burn will be rescheduled.