Fire­fight­ers plan to at­tack in­va­sive plants in Cam­bria with sev­eral dozen burns

The Tribune (SLO) - - The Cambrian - BY KATHE TAN­NER ktan­[email protected]­bune­news.com

Weather per­mit­ting start­ing Mon­day, fire­fight­ers will burn brush piles along the south­west side of High­way 1 in Cam­bria.

Cal Fire is con­tin­u­ing its “Sweep the Broom out of Cam­bria” at­tack on the in­va­sive French broom that pro­lif­er­ates in that com­mu­nity, ac­cord­ing to an agency news re­lease.

The burn­ing of sev­eral dozen large brush piles will hap­pen be­tween Santa Rosa Creek and Fern Canyon, in co­op­er­a­tion with the county Air Pol­lu­tion Con­trol District, Cal­trans, fire­fight­ers from Cam­bria Fire De­part­ment and Cal Fire.

Cal Fire es­ti­mates the burn­ing pro­ce­dures could last from two to four days.

To min­i­mize po­ten­tial overnight smoke im­pacts, the agency said each burn will be com­pleted by the end of the day on which it be­gan.

The hazardous, in­va­sive broom was re­moved and piled up ear­lier by pri­vate crews paid for with state grant fund­ing, un­der the di­rec­tion of the county Fire Safe Coun­cil.

If con­di­tions aren’t suit­able for the burns, they’ll be resched­uled.

CAM­BRIAN FILE PHOTO

Sev­eral burns were planned on the south­west side of High­way 1 in Cam­bria, start­ing Mon­day of this week. The burn­ing of sev­eral dozen large brush piles will hap­pen be­tween Santa Rosa Creek and Fern Canyon

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