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One-day prescribed burn slated Thursday at Berryessa

By June 20, 2014

Federal and state officials will ignite a fire on Lake Berryessa’s northeast side on Thursday, June 26, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced.

The fire is designed to suppress the spread of invasive weeds, improve the quality of wildlife habitat and reduce the accumulation of thatch and plant fuels, a news release said. The project will encompass approximately 80 acres of open grasslands and oak savanna at the junction of Berryessa Knoxville Road and East Side Road.

No road closures are planned, and CalFire crew members will assist with traffic control on the East Side Road.

During the burn period, smoke may be visible in Yolo, Solano and Napa counties, authorities said. Federal and state officials will monitor the smoke, which could linger for several days after the fire.

The American Lung Association recommends that those with respiratory problems such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis as well as those with chronic heart disease monitor their breathing and exposure to airborne matter and avoid inhalation of smoke, ashes and particulate matter.

Residents near the burn area are encouraged to keep doors and windows closed during the fire.

For questions about the fire, contact Jessica Andrieux at 916-989-7192 or [email protected]

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