Helena, CA – The Department
of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, in cooperation
with local fire districts, will conduct a controlled burn at Lake Sonoma Dam on
Thursday, June 15, 2017. The projected time
for the controlled burn is 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM.
goal is to burn 80 acres, on the surface of the dam, which will allow the Army
Corp of Engineers to inspect the face of the dam.
vegetation management burns are carefully planned and must meet strict criteria
for ecological benefit, weather parameters, smoke management, and fire safety
guidelines. When all conditions are met, trained wildland firefighters conduct
the burn, while monitoring the set criteria, fire behavior, and designated fire
are an invaluable experience for our personnel and cooperating fire agencies.”
stated Unit Chief Shana Jones. “The
firefighters will be put through their paces working together on firefighting
operations, fire attack and communications.
This exercise will provide an opportunity to enhance firefighting skills
for personnel and volunteers”.
participating along with CAL FIRE are Healdsburg City Fire Department,
Geyserville Fire Protection District, Cloverdale Fire Protection District and
Dry Creek Rancheria Fire Department.
more information about fire safety or controlled burning and its benefits, visit
the CAL FIRE website
or call your local CAL FIRE facility.