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Controlled fire planned northeast of Pozo today

A prescribed burn originally scheduled for last Friday in northern San Luis Obispo County is set for today, according to Cal Fire.

Friday’s burn was postponed because the Toro wildfire was burning.

Cal Fire and ranchers will conduct the 400-acre burn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will take place nine miles northeast of Pozo and 12 miles northwest of California Valley, according to a Cal Fire news release.

Eight fire engines, four hand crews, two bulldozers and one helicopter will be assigned to the burn.

The burn is being conducted as part of the Cal Fire Vegetation Management Program to reduce hazardous vegetation in areas prone to wildfires, according to the release.

Traffic along Pozo Road three to five miles southwest of Highway 58 may be delayed during active burning, Cal Fire said.

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