The following is a press release issued by the CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit:
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Mendocino Unit personnel plan to conduct burning of approximately 20-25 piles of vegetative matter, at CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Headquarters, 17501 N. Highway 101, Willits. The pile burns are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 and continue periodically through Saturday, November 4, 2023. Smoke will be visible in the area.
The pile burns will be conducted under very tight restrictions for the personal safety of firefighters and area residents. If there are any indications that the pile burn cannot be conducted in a safe manner, such as high winds or local fire activity, the pile burn will be cancelled.
For information on how to create Defensible Space, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit http://www.ReadyForWildfire.org. DATE OF RELEASE: October 24, 2023