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American River Parkway bike trail will be closed due to a controlled fire

Controlled Fires on Lower American River Parkway

Firefighters control the first of the week's controlled burns on the Lower American River Parkway. These grass fires, which will range from 5 to 10 acres, are intended to reduce the risk of dangerous wildfires later in the year, the SFD said.
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Firefighters control the first of the week's controlled burns on the Lower American River Parkway. These grass fires, which will range from 5 to 10 acres, are intended to reduce the risk of dangerous wildfires later in the year, the SFD said.

The Jedediah Smith Memorial trail will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. between miles 16 and 17 Friday because of a controlled burn conducted by the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

If weather and air quality permit, the burn will take place in the American River Parkway near Ambassador Drive, according to the American River Parkway Foundation.

Detours will be available from Chase Drive through Hagan Park to Ambassador Drive, according to Sacramento County’s Department of Regional Parks.

The burn was planned by the Metro Fire’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan to reduce the threat of wildfire to homes by safely removing dry fuels in the area, according to the parks department.

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