CAL FIRE Advises to Anticipate Smoke Due to Vegetation Management Burning
Updated Monday, March 16, 2020
According to CAL FIRE, San Mateo County residents may see smoke in the Kings Mountain Road area due to vegetation management pile burning that began Wednesday, March 4 and will last through the rest of March. The San Mateo County Fire Department/CAL FIRE plans to conduct the burning near the entrance of Huddart Park. Smoke may be visible in parts of the county during daylight hours. The park is scheduled to remain open during this period.
This is the final stage of the Kings Mountain Road Emergency Shaded Fuel Break project. In early 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency, and asked that 35 high-risk areas across the state receive immediate wildfire-mitigation work.
Weather-permitting, and in accordance with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Burn Day policy, crews will burn trees that fell victim to Sudden Oak Death. They will also burn mastication debris from recent project work.
People across parts of San Mateo County could see smoke in the area throughout the day of the burn, and crews could continue burning piles the rest of the week. People who see smoke coming from the Kings Mountain Road area are asked NOT to report it.