Prescribed burns scheduled |

Prescribed burns scheduled

Prescribed burning will soon begin in Nevada and Sierra counties, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The burns, intended to reduce vegetation and prevent future fires, will be organized by the Yuba River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest.

No dates were provided by the Forest Service. Many factors will determine when they are held, such as temperature, humidity, fuel moisture and wind conditions.

Four hundred acres are scheduled to be burned: Off Pendola Extension Road in Camptonville, along Grizzley Ridge and Cruzon Grade roads on the San Juan Ridge, and off Burlington Ridge Road, east of Nevada City on Highway 20.

Smoke is expected to be seen around the county during the burns, and it may settle in the morning or evening, until daytime heating disperses the smoke.

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