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Controlled burn planned in Magalia on May 16

Butte County Cal Fire announced Tuesday that they will be conducting a 15-acre control burn on Wednesday, May 16 in Magalia.

Officials said the burn will take place at the Cal Fire Butte Fire Center on Steiffer Road.

It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and last most of the day.

Officials said the control burn will provide training and reduce hazardous vegetation to maintain a shaded fuel break around the facility.

Officials added that reducing forest fuels during the spring months will lessen the impacts of wildfires occurring during periods of high fire danger.

Smoke from the burn will be highly visible in northern Butte County.

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