The state firefighting agency announced it will conduct a prescribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range south of the Hollister area.
According to an announcement from Calfire:
CAL FIRE plans to conduct a prescribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range east of Soledad in Monterey County on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The purpose of the project is to reduce hazardous fire fuels by removing brush and down woody materials, enhancing the fire safety. This type of exercise also provides valuable hands-on training for fire personnel in fire suppression activities while working safely in a controlled environment.
Smoke from this controlled burn will be visible from Hollister Valley, Santa Clara Valley, Salinas Valley, and San Benito County. Weather conditions will be monitored and the burn may be postponed if burning conditions are found to be unfavorable. CAL FIRE is in close consultation with the National Weather Service’s Monterey office and the Monterey Bay Air Resources District to ensure that the burn takes place in appropriate weather conditions. The San Benito-Monterey Unit of CAL FIRE will provide updates for this controlled burn via Facebook and Twitter the day of the burn: Facebook CAL FIRE BEU (http://www.facebook.com/CALFIREBEU); Twitter @CALFIREBEU (http://twitter.com/CALFIREBEU)