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Controlled burns to resume Wednesday on parkway in Woodlake area

Controlled burns meant to reduce fuels in American River Parkway

Motorists on the Capital City Freeway, Highway 160 or residents of the Woodlake neighborhood might see some smoke this week as firefighters burn high grass in a controlled manner to lessen the danger of wildfires later this summer.
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Motorists on the Capital City Freeway, Highway 160 or residents of the Woodlake neighborhood might see some smoke this week as firefighters burn high grass in a controlled manner to lessen the danger of wildfires later this summer.

Controlled burns to lessen the danger of wildfires later this summer will resume Wednesday on the American River Parkway, the Sacramento Fire Department reports.

Wednesday’s controlled controlled burn is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Woodlake area, according to the department.

Controlled burns are planned through Friday on 28 acres south of Highway 160 and west of Interstate 80 – roughly between the area’s Costco store and the American River. If winds or air quality change, the burns will be canceled.

The fire department has worked over the past several months with county officials, park rangers, utility representatives and environmental groups to plan the controlled burns.

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