Prescribed Burn at Camp Roberts

This one will be tomorrow, 5/20, and cover 8,000 acres, so will influence some areas within bigsurkate’ coverage areas.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2015 

Media Advisory 

Media Contacts: 

Camp Roberts                                SLO County Air Pollution Control District 
Suzi Thomas                                Aeron Arlin Genet 
Public Affairs Representative                Manager, Planning, Monitoring & Outreach 
(805) 238-8308                                (805) 781-5998 


CAMP ROBERTS PRESCRIBED BURN SCHEDULED TO OCCUR ON MAY 20, 2015

Burning will not occur if weather conditions do not permit burning

What:                Prescribed burn of 8,000 acres of grasslands. 

When:        Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The burn is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m. on a permissive burn day.   

Where:        Camp Roberts – Impact Area: The Impact Area sits on the northwest portion of the Camp and is west of the northbound Hwy 101 and south of the southbound Hwy 101 Rest Areas; approximately 4 miles northeast of San Miguel. 

Why:        The burn project is part of a Fire Hazard Abatement Burn at Camp Roberts to reduce the risk of a wildland fire during troop training activities. The burn will be conducted when the meteorological conditions are highly favorable to direct smoke away from potential population centers.   
  
Who:        California Army National Guard and Camp Roberts Fire Department, in cooperation with the Monterey Bay Unified APCD, San Luis Obispo County APCD, and the California Air Resources Board in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities. 

The burn is dependent on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. 

If the conditions are not as desired, the burn will be rescheduled.

[Scanned @co.slo.ca.us]

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