Wednesday, July 15, 2020

CAL FIRE: Live Fire Training Burn Scheduled Today, July 15th at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center VMP

CAMINO, CA – The Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE will be conducting prescribed live training burn at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center Vegetation Management Project (VMP) located at 15501 Meiss Road, Sloughhouse. Dependent upon any restrictions set forth by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and fire activity, burning will commence today at 9:00 A.M. and will end by 1:00 P.M. Smoke may be noticeable in the area.

The purpose of the burn is to train new firefighters from CAL FIRE in a controlled fire environment for preparation of peak fire season. Training burns are imperative for fire fighters to learn how to properly conduct fire suppression techniques as well as learn to keep themselves safe in an actual wildfire. This burn will also add to the fuel break within the Sacramento Shooting Center VMP, reducing the chance of devastation resulting from a catastrophic wildfire to nearby communities.

If the burning conditions become unfavorable for a safe, efficient burn, operations will be immediately stopped.

As with all CAL FIRE controlled burns, this project will be evaluated immediately prior to the burn utilizing a Go/No Go checklist that is based on weather and incident activity.

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