Pile Burning

Los Osos- Beginning January 11, 2022, CAL FIRE will periodically burn vegetation piles along the
fuel break around Cabrillo Estates in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution
Control District.

Over the last several years CAL FIRE, in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe
Council, has been cutting overgrown vegetation, as part of a hazardous fuel reduction project around the
neighborhood of Cabrillo Estates. As a result of that cutting, approximately 100 piles of cut vegetation
need to be burned. Beginning January 11, 2022 through spring 2022, CAL FIRE will start to burn those
piles as weather and conditions permit. Smoke will be visible during the burning operations. “We plan
to conduct these burns with as little smoke impact to the surrounding homes and communities as
possible”, said CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Dennis O’Neil, “it is going to require multiple days of low
intensity burning over the next couple months to achieve that”.

CAL FIRE will have engines onsite during all burn operations. If conditions are not within the
established weather and resource parameters, burning will be suspended until a later time.
To monitor air quality in your neighborhood, visit SLOCleanAir.org


If you would like to contact CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department Headquarters, please email slu.reception@fire.ca.gov