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Ukiah Valley Fire Authority Conducting Training Burn Today on Plant Road

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The following is a press release issued by the City of Ukiah:


A prescribed burn near Hopland [Picture from CAL FIRE]

The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority plans to conduct a vegetation management training burn on August 12th, 2023, at 300 Plant Road in Ukiah.

This live-fire burn will be controlled and maintained by the Fire Authority, and is expected to begin at 8:30 am. This burn will reduce hazardous fuel loading in the area, treat the invasive Star-thistle weed, and provide invaluable experience for Fire Authority team members.

If there is any indication that this event cannot be conducted safely, it will be cancelled.

For more information, please contact Battalion Chief Eric Singleton at 707-463-6285

Translation:

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UKIAH VALLEY FIRE AUTHORITY CONDUCIRÁ UN SIMULACRO DE INCENDIO EN EL 300 PLANT ROAD EN UKIAH EL 12 DE AGOSTO

Ukiah, CA. 10/8/2023. Ukiah Valley Fire Authority tiene planes de conducir un simulacro de incendio para el control del combustible de vegetación en la propiedad que se encuentra en el 300 Plant Road en Ukiah el 12 de agosto del 2023.

Este simulacro será un incendio vivo que será controlado y cuidado por la autoridad de incendios (Fire Authority) y se espera que comiencen a las 8:30 am. Este incendio reducirá el peligro causado por el combustible de vegetación en el área, también se usará para tratar la invasión de la yerba de cardo cubierto de espinas, y proporcionará una experiencia de gran valor para los miembros del equipo de la autoridad de incendios (Fire Authority).

Este evento será cancelado si hay cualquier indicación de que no se pueda realizar de una forma segura.

Para más información, por favor póngase en contacto con: el jefe del batallón Eric Singleton al (707) 463-6285.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Why is it they scheduled training burn days during our most vulnerable fire time. Do they want to pour gas on a fire? So to speak. Every year these prescribed burns surprisingly/unexpectedly get out of hand. Seems counter productive to busy our fire crews with putting out intentionally set fires. Perhaps instead they should assist other fire crews that are currently fighting fires that threaten life and property. The way I see it the so called “prescribed burns” that seem to somehow get out of control. Are just ways for the Powers that be to bypass certain regulations that may be in the way of their agenda. For example if a certain property burns. Then all those red tape reports such as EIR. Are no longer a road block. Their agenda can now be played off as a benefit to a tragic and unexpected tragedy.

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