Prescribed burn near Cuyamaca State Park postponed, rescheduled for Wednesday

Controlled burn postponed due to weather

JULIAN - A brush-clearing controlled burn in the East County highlands was postponed Tuesday due to unfavorable weather, authorities reported.

Foggy conditions prompted Cal Fire to delay the 60-acre prescribed fire in the Fern Flat area of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, since low clouds can trap smoke close to the ground, degrading air quality, said Mike Mohler, a captain with the state agency.

The operation, which had been slated to run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., was tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, Mohler said.



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