FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2015
CAMP SLO PRESCRIBED BURN SCHEDULED TO OCCUR ON MAY 27, 2015
Burning will not occur if weather conditions do not permit burning
What: Prescribed burn of 150 acres of grasslands and near base’s firing ranges.
Where: Camp San Luis – Impact Area: The Impact Area sits on the east portion of the Camp and is east of the northbound Hwy 1 and south of Cuesta College campus in San Luis Obispo.
Why: The burn project is part of a Fire Hazard Abatement Burn at Camp San Luis Obispo 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: Camp SLO, in cooperation with the CAL FIRE and San Luis Obispo County APCD, in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities. Fire equipment assigned to this burn include six fire engines, two hand crews, one bulldozer and several supervisors; all from local fire stations.
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.