BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.- Firefighters in Butte County are still working to prevent wildfires, through the use of prescribed burns. On Saturday, they burned around 300 acres at the Camelot Equestrian park in Butte Valley.
Cal Fire's Public Information Officer, Rick Carhart, says the prsecribed burns not only help prevent fires, but also make the soil healthier. More than 60 firefighters took part in the controlled burn on Saturday, which lasted about 5 hours.
Carhart also says they have more prescribed burns planned before the fire season ends, he says, "We do have more coming up and we will burn as much as we can to make Butte County as safe as possible."
He adds that the smoke from the burns typically goes away in a few hours, and does not create a hazard for people in the community.