Friday, February 14, 2020

According to CAL FIRE, residents across San Mateo County could see smoke in the Kings Mountain Road area beginning Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Smoke could be visible in parts of the county during daylight hours through Friday, February 21, 2020. The San Mateo County Fire Department/CAL FIRE plans to conduct vegetation management pile burning near the entrance of Huddart Park. 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 starting Tuesday, February 18, 2020, are asked NOT to report it.