CAL FIRE Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Wednesday on Santa Rosa Plateau
On Wednesday May 20th, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and The Nature onservancy will conduct a prescribed burn of 99 acres on the Santa Rosa Plateau. The burn is necessary to eliminate non-native grasses and weeds from the Burro Mesa plot and the Colorado plot on the plateau. CAL FIRE firefighters will benefit from this burn in Intermediate Firing Operations.
Burning will be one day only and will begin at approximately 6:00 a.m. and will conclude by 1:00 p.m. Residents in southwest Riverside County, including La Cresta, Tenaja, Bear Creek, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore may experience drift smoke during the burning period.
CAL FIRE Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Thursday at Lake Skinner
On Thursday May 21st, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, in cooperation with the Southwest Riverside County Multi-Species Reserve will conduct a prescribed burn of 220 acres of grassland at Lake Skinner (near Warren Road and Borel Road). This burn is necessary to eliminate non-native species of grasses and enhance habitat for the Stephens Kangaroo Rat along with the Burrowing Owl.
CAL FIRE Firefighters will benefit from participation in this prescribed burn as they train for Intermediate Firing Operations.
Burning will be one day only and will begin at approximately 6:00 a.m. and will conclude by 1:00 p.m. Smoke visibility will be widespread throughout southwest Riverside County.
For further information, please contact the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Public Affairs Bureau at 951-940-6985.
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