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

Posted: 10:28 AM, Jan 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-25 22:26:26Z

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.