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Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles

News Release

For Immediate Release: 1/14/2015

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Prescribed Burn Planned in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park



Kevin Best



JULIAN, Calif.—California State Parks will be conducting a prescribed burn in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park with CAL FIRE’s assistance on Wednesday January 21, 2015. The prescribed burn will occur on the south side of Middle Peak in the Park.

Smoke from the burn is normal and does not need to be reported as fire crews will be onsite.

Some residual smoke may be seen throughout the week. The burn will be supported by all necessary staff and equipment including engines, tankers, and may include helicopters.

This prescribed burn is a necessary part of Cuyamaca’s on-going reforestation project. The prescribed burn also reduces the risk of wildfire and helps the habitat of the many plant and animal species in the area.

In order to provide for the public’s safety, temporary area closures will be in effect on the day of the prescribed burn. These closures may remain in effect, as necessary. For your convenience, closure signs will be posted, and information may be obtained from the park office prior to your arrival. For information please call: (760) 765-3020, or email:

In case of unfavorable weather or other conditions, the burn may be re-scheduled for a later time.

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