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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2010
CONTACT:Bill Weiser
Battalion Chief
951-659-3337

Broadcast Burning at Lake Perris State Park

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in cooperation with California State Parks will be conducting broadcast burning on 281 acres in the north section of Lake Perris State Park on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

This prescribed burn is part of a pre-fire plan to keep a major fire from moving into the community and to provide safe emergency exits for citizens and access for fire fighting equipment in the State Park south of Moreno Valley.

The burning operations utilize CAL FIRE engines and Oak Glen Conservation Camp Fire Crews. The Lake Perris Vegetation Management Program (VMP) is one of several planned programs in Riverside County communities to mitigate hazards and educate the public in advance in the event of a major wildfire.

Burning operations will typically begin after 7:30 AM and will conclude by 3:00 PM each day of burning. The burning operations will only occur on permissive burn days as determined by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and CAL FIRE /Riverside County Fire Department.

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