Directed fire at Beale Air Force Base today, June 7 – YubaNet
Beale AFBCalifornia – Approximately 55 acres of prescribed burns are planned for June 7, 2022 at Beale Air Force Base. Smoke will be visible in surrounding communities on June 7, 2022 from 1030 to 1400.
The intent of this prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous and flammable fuels around the EOD range and improve rangelands by reducing invasive and harmful grass species.
Prescribed burn operations will begin when areas reach prescriptive levels that meet the objectives of the prescribed burn plan. The Air Force will only initiate burns under favorable weather conditions, including humidity, temperature, wind speed and direction, and wetness of vegetation. Fire crews conduct small test fires before igniting the larger area to check how efficiently vegetation (fuels) will be consumed to ensure combustion and smoke management goals can be met. reached. Beale’s Air Quality Manager and Forest Fire and Fuels Specialist work diligently with the Air Quality Management Districts to minimize the impacts of smoke on residents and surrounding communities .
During active fire operations, fire personnel and vehicles working in these surroundings will be visible to the public. Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive with extra caution when passing through active project areas.