If you see smoke and flames in Morro Bay State Park in the next two weeks, don’t worry.
Starting Wednesday, the departments will be burning diseased, dead and downed Monterey pines and doing landscape burning in the Black Hill and campground areas of the state park, according to a news release from the fire department. The goal of the burns is to reduce the possibility of wildfires, keep native plant communities healthy, restore nutrients to the soil and help control the spread of pine pitch canker disease, which affects Monterey pines.
The fire department asks everyone to exercise caution when driving near the burn areas. More information regarding air quality can be found at the APCD website or at 805-781-4390.