With temperatures starting to warm up, raising the risk of brush fires, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has started conducting controlled burns in the Castaic area Wednesday morning, officials said.
On Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., firefighters are conducting a controlled burn near Pitchess Detention Center located at 29340 The Old Road, said Marvin Lim, a spokesperson for the department.
Firefighters conduct these drills as a training opportunity, but also to reduce the amount of dry brush in the area, according to officials.
“We are starting to anticipate fire season,” Lim said. “There is a lot of dry brush in the Castaic area and they are trying to get it maintainable, for when a brush fire may start in the area.”
The LACoFD is expected to be conducting multiple controlled burns within the days to come throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, however, the schedule has not been released as of Wednesday morning.
Although smoke and flames may be visible in Castaic, there is no threat to the public, according to officials.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to email@example.com. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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