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Cal Fire crews to conduct 30-acre controlled burn, south of Oroville Airport

Cal Fire, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of Water Resources are teaming up to conduct a controlled burn near the Oroville Airport Wednesday.

Posted: May 27, 2020 9:01 AM
Updated: May 27, 2020 10:07 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. – Cal Fire Butte County, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Water Resources are teaming up to conduct a controlled burn near the Oroville Airport Wednesday.

Cal Fire crews said they will burn 30-acres of grass at the Rabe Road Shooting Range, south of the Oroville Airport. Originally, the burn was planned for Wednesday, May 20. However, due to weather conditions, it was rescheduled for May 27.

The vegetation management project will clear the area of thick grass that could easily ignite if not removed, Cal Fire crews said. The project also offers valuable training for firefighters as we approach fire season.

The shooting range will be closed to the public all day Wednesday, May 27. Smoke from the controlled burn will be highly visible during the morning hours near the Oroville Airport and the Thermalito Afterbay, according to Cal Fire.

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