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Control Burn at Stumps Field

Two local fire departments partnered up to do a control burn Tuesday afternoon in Oroville.

Posted: May 29, 2018 4:16 PM

OROVILLE, Calif.—Two local fire departments partnered up to do a control burn Tuesday afternoon in Oroville.

El Medio Fire Department and the Oroville Fire Department burned roughly 100 square acres.

Eight crew members and two engines were on scene for the control burn.

The burn happened on stumps field and a former olive orchard.

El Medio station Captain Scott Marglin explained why control burns are so important.

Captain Scott Marglin said, “It's to eliminate all the nuisance fires we get out here. When we do get those fires and they do happen often out here, they use up our resources, it takes away from what we're here to do, serve the public when they have emergencies.”

The two fire departments had several announcements on social media announcing the burn.

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