Controlled burn in East San Diego County could last 'several days'

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 17:26:26-05

PINE VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - Residents in East San Diego County may see and smell smoke in the area Thursday.

Cal Fire San Diego is conducting a controlled burn of about 100-acres of vegetation in the area of Corte Madera Ranch, just south of Interstate 8 near Pine Valley.

The burn will begin mid-morning Thursday and take place over the next several days. Smoke may be visible throughout the county, fire officials said.

A prescribed burn of about 25 acres took place in the same area last week.

The burns are a part of Cal Fire's Vegetation Management Program to reduce brush that could fuel dangerous vegetation fires.