L. A. County Fire to Conduct Live-Fire Training Burns at Pitchess
Training burns will be in a very controlled setting
Castaic (CA) – Today through Friday, June 23rd, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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. This is a Los Angeles County Sheriff facility located in Santa Clarita. This live-fire training is an integral part of the Departments 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.
Live-Fire training burns may be cancelled if conditions are not favorable and rescheduled at a later date.