CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
CONTACT: Mary Eldridge
RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2017
UC Field Station Burn
Smoke may be visible in surrounding communities June 26-30, 2017
During the last week of June, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, in cooperation with the University of California Sierra Foothill Research and
Extension Field Station and the Feather River Air Quality Management District will be conducting a
controlled burn at the UC Field Station 8279 Scott Forbes Rd, Browns Valley, Ca
This burn will help to convert up to 550 acres of noxious weeds to native vegetation within the field
station. The actual date of the burn will be determined by the weather, fire activity, and burn day status.
The public is encouraged to attend an information meeting June 15th at the The Alcouffe Community
Center 9185 Marysville Road, in Oregon House at 6:00PM.
The burn may have an evening portion to take advantage of more favorable weather conditions and a
morning portion to allow for the complete consumption of the interior, heavy fuels. Evening ignitions
will start between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. while the morning ignitions will be between 8 a.m. 10 a.m.
depending on weather conditions and continue into the afternoon. Smoke will be visible from Hwy 20,
Marysville Rd, Pleasant Valley Rd and surrounding communities.
Firefighters working in firing teams will work to control the fire’s intensity and ensure the fire progresses
in a safe manner. Resources will continue to check the area for several days following the fires.