Prescribed burn of up to 50 acres planned near Cuesta College

A Cal Fire truck in Santa Margarita.
A Cal Fire truck in Santa Margarita. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

If you see smoke near Cuesta College today or tomorrow, don’t be alarmed.

Cal Fire plans to burn up to 50 acres of land in the area to reduce the fire hazard and provide live-fire training to its firefighters, according to a news release. The burn will occur at the shooting range about three miles northwest of Cuesta College, along the north side of Highway 1, authorities said.

Smoke will be visible in the area from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If weather conditions aren’t ideal, the burn will be rescheduled for Wednesday.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF