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Fire Department Conducts Training Burns At Pitchess

Weather, air quality, and fuel conditions permitting, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department will conduct annual wildland live fire training burns on the property of the Pitchess Detention Center/Wayside Honor Ranch in Castaic.


This training is an integral part of the Department's preparation for the upcoming wildland fire season.  These small training burns will be in a very controlled setting and will not involve more than an acre of light fuels at a time.


Residents in the area may experience some temporary noise pollution from water dropping helicopters, fire engines and work crews during the training burns.  There may also be some temporary inconvenience from smoke odors, particularly to smoke-sensitive persons.
WHO:  County of Los Angeles Fire Department
WHAT:  Training burns - less than 10 acres per day
WHERE:  On the property of Pitchess Detention Center/Wayside Honor Ranch, LA
                 County Sheriff facility
WHEN:  Friday June 9, 2006  
              9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Training burns may be cancelled if conditions are not favorable and rescheduled at a later date