Saturday, 15 June 2024

Winds cause permitted burn to go out of control

HIGH VALLEY – Monday's fierce winds turned a controlled burn into a small blaze.


Firefighters were dispatched to the out-of-control burn on High Valley Road at about 12:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.


Northshore Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jim Robbins said the permitted burn had included three small piles of materials, which had burned down when the winds became an issue.


“The wind really picked up and blew some embers out and caught some grass on fire,” said Robbins.


Green grass nearby actually caught fire, mostly because of the dry undergrowth, said Robbins.


The fire, he said, put up a lot of smoke but only burned about two acres.


Northshore Fire was assisted by two engines, a battalion chief, a dozer and three hand crews from Cal Fire, that agency reported.


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