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California State Parks will continue to conduct a prescribed burn at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park through Friday, if weather conditions are appropriate.

The two purposes of this 357-acre prescribed burn project are to reduce fuels in the forest and to reintroduce the ecological process of fire on the landscape, according to state parks officials.

Smoke may be dense in areas in and around the park, especially to the north and northeast near Cruzon Grade, Backbone Road, Derbec Road and Snow Tent Road areas.

Nate Beason, Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ chairman, will hold a press briefing to answer questions from members of the media and to provide updates on various county issues at 10 a.m., Feb. 23.

Beason has invited one representative from each media agency to attend the briefing, scheduled to be held in the Nevada County Law Library located inside County Counsel’s office on the second floor of the Eric Rood Administrative Center.

For more information on Beason, the District 1 supervisor, and the Board of Supervisors, visit or call 265-1480.

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