Prescribed Big Basin burn to start Tuesday
by Press-Banner
Nov 04, 2013 | 2869 views | 4 4 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend | print


A 350-acre prescribed burn in Big Basin Redwoods State Park will begin Tuesday, Nov. 5 and may continue for the next two weeks if conditions allow.

Resident in Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond and Brookdale may see plumes of smoke and smoke may settle in the area, according to California State Parks officials.

The burn is being conducted where Gazos Creek Road and Johanson Road meet inside the park to reduce the threat of wildfire and enhance natural resources inside the park.

The area may be closed for several days during the burn which will continue until extinguished by winter rains. However, the burn will be monitored and controlled by State Parks crews in conjunction with Cal Fire.

For more information, or additional updates, visit


Comments-icon Post a Comment
That guy
December 14, 2013
Hey Theryl McCoy, your about a month off with that comment. Get your facts straight. No burns for over a month, bro!
Theryl McCoy
December 14, 2013
Lol, you're right that was an old article. Well, that's good I guess. However, I'm still getting smoked out here is SLV. People love their old inefficient wood stoves.
Theryl McCoy
December 13, 2013
Today the SLV reported "unhealthy" levels of smoke in the air with an Air Quality Index of 179! I know this is entirely due to wood burning stoves, but wouldn't it be an insult to injury if CalFire decides to do a huge control burn at this time? Sure there might not be as bad of a fire danger this time of year, but there is clearly a bigger health risk here.
November 10, 2013
I heard a dispatch for 3 fire engines from CalFire to go to this burn - code 3 - on Saturday afternoon, around 4pm. But I was unable to find out anything more from the radio traffic at the time.

Did this burn escape control?

We encourage your online comments in this public forum, but please keep them respectful and constructive. This is not a forum for personal attacks, libelous statements, profanity or racist slurs. Readers may report such inappropriate comments by e-mailing the editor at