The Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE will be conducting prescribed, live fire training
burns on the Lyon Ranch and Baer Ranch this week dependent upon any restrictions set forth by El
Dorado County Air Quality Management District and favorable weather conditions.
June 27 & 28
– The Lyon Ranch Vegetative Management Program (VMP) burn is scheduled from
10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Approximately 135 acres will be treated in the community of Pilot Hill, along the North-East side of Hwy 49 and South of Meadowview Acres.
– The Baer Ranch VMP burn is scheduled for 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on approximately 45 total
acres near the community of Garden Valley.
The purpose of these burns is to allow local firefighters to train together in a controlled fire
environment for preparation of the upcoming fire season while reducing the spread of noxious weeds,
non-native grasses and other fuels. The burns are a key part of the Georgetown Divide fuel break and
will help reduce the chance of catastrophic wildfire in nearby communities. Smoke may be visible
between Cool and Pilot Hill on Hwy 49 and the Marshall Grade near Prospector Road.
For more information on CAL FIRE’s vegetation management program, visit the webpage at