Whittle Vegetation Management Prescribed Burn to be Ignited June 13th

Angels Camp, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will conduct a prescribed burn and training on the Whittle Vegetation Management Program (VMP) site in Calaveras County on Monday, June 13, 2022.

The primary purpose of the prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous fuel around Fowler Peak Lookout, communication towers, and surrounding infrastructure located on top of the Bear Mountain Range just East of Copperopolis and West of Angels Camp.

The prescribed burn will consist of approximately 60 acres along the ridgetop. Smoke will be visible from Highway 49 and Highway 4. Resources assigned will consist of engines, fire crews, and bulldozers.

Burning will be conducted from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. contingent on weather and fire activity.

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