Smoke may be coming from the 5700 block of Rio Linda Boulevard on Thursday, but there is no need to worry.
Sacramento Metro Fire and the Sacramento Fire Department will be conducting a multipurpose prescribed fire there on Thursday and Friday, according to a release from Metro Fire.
Sacramento fire personnel will meet with the California Incident Command Certification System, a training service provided by the state fire marshal’s office, in a live fire incident. According to the release, this training will be vital as the fire departments prepare for the upcoming wildland season.
The prescribed burns will benefit the area as well. The burns reduce the risk of future uncontrolled fires and promote habitat restoration by reducing highly combustible weeds and seeds, according to the release.
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Metro Fire and the Sacramento Fire Department will only perform the burn if all conditions set by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and the Sacramento Agricultural Commissioner are met, according to the release.