Prescribed Burn Planned for Northern San Benito County

Monterey, CA – CAL FIRE plans to conduct a prescribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range near Hollister in San Benito County on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. The purpose of the project is to prepare control lines for a large prescribed burn later this month or October.
The project is dependent upon proper weather conditions; thus, CAL FIRE is in close consultation with the National Weather Service’s Monterey office and the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District to predict that light winds are in the forecast.

Firefighters want to ensure that wind direction carries any smoke away from Salinas Valley and Santa Clara Valley to minimize impacts. The San Benito Monterey Unit of CAL FIRE will provide updates for this controlled burn via Facebook and Twitter the day of the burn: Facebook CAL FIRE BEU (; Twitter @CALFIREBEU (
What: Prescribed Burn
When: September 24, 2013
Where: northern Gabilan Range (San Benito County)