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You might see smoke north of Hearst Castle. Here’s why

Zebras and cattle graze at Hearst Ranch in December. Cal Fire will conduct a prescribed burn on the ranch on Friday.
Zebras and cattle graze at Hearst Ranch in December. Cal Fire will conduct a prescribed burn on the ranch on Friday. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A prescribed burn is scheduled on Hearst Ranch Friday, about 10 miles north of San Simeon State Park.

Firefighters intend to start burning around 8 a.m. or “when weather conditions are favorable,” according to Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms.

Cal Fire plans to burn about 135 acres of grass. Prescribed burns are generally used to reduce the risk of wildfire.

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Zebras and cattle graze at Hearst Ranch in December. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

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