On Wednesday May 20, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy will conduct a prescribed burn of 99 acres on the Santa Rosa Plateau.

The burn is necessary to eliminate non-native grasses and weeds from the Burro Mesa plot and the Colorado plot on the plateau. CAL FIRE firefighters will benefit from this burn in Intermediate Firing Operations.

Burning will be one day only and will begin at approximately 6:00 a.m. and will conclude by 1:00 p.m.

Residents in southwest Riverside County, including La Cresta, Tenaja, Bear Creek, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore may experience drift smoke during the burning period.

For further information, please contact the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Public Affairs Bureau at 951-940-6985.

– News release from the Riverside County Fire Department and CAL FIRE