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Prescribed burn back on for Wednesday and Thursday east of Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV) UPDATE Oct. 18, 2022, at 11:21 a.m.- CAL FIRE said a prescribed burn planned for last week will now be taking place, weather permitting.

The perscribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range east of Salinas is planned for Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20. If you see smoke in the area, it's most likely because of this.

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CAL FIRE BEU said they plan on carrying out a prescribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range east of Salinas on Wednesday and Thursday.

The purpose is to reduce hazardous fire fuels to enhance fire safety. Another purpose is to increase habitat corridors and forage for the tule elk population in the area.

Smoke will be visible in the Salinas Valley, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, and Pinnacles National Park, according to CAL FIRE BEU.

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