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Cal Fire doing prescribed burns near Colfax Wednesday

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On Wednesday, May 9 and May 16, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), in cooperation with the Colfax City Volunteer Fire Department, Placer County Fire Department and the California Department of Fish and Game will conduct prescribed burns near the Mt. Howell Fire Lookout in Placer County. 

Cal Fire is conducting the prescribed burns as part of an ongoing fuel reduction project to minimize potential wildfire risk and eradicate invasive species. The burns will start at 9:30 a.m. both days and smoke will be visible from Interstate 80 between Weimar and Colfax.