The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) will be conducting a hazardous fuel reduction burn in the New Hogan Reservoir area of Valley Springs on June 5.

The burn encompasses approximately eight to 10 acres of annual grasses along the shoreline of New Hogan Reservoir. The goal is to clear hazardous fuels in the area that the “Fireworks over New Hogan” pyrotechnics show takes place.

The burn is anticipated to begin between 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. and is expected to last between two and four hours. The public may see smoke or fire during these times near the Hogan Lake Observation Point near Hogan Dam Road and the United States Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters office.

Control lines and the lake shoreline will be used to prevent the spread of fire from areas outside the burn unit, and firefighters will remain at the scene until all hotspots are out.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District, and Calaveras Consolidated Fire District are cooperating agencies on this project.

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