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Orinda Police Department
Sunday October 20th, 2019 :: 10:00 a.m. PDT


Please be advised, MOFD conducting prescribed burn near Wagner Ranch Nature Area starting Sunday, October 20, 1:00 pm.

The Moraga-Orinda Fire District will conduct a 1 ac. Prescribed Fire Project at Wagner Ranch Elementary School’s Nature Area on Sunday, October 20, 2019 beginning at 1:00 PM. 
If conditions continue to be favorable, Firefighters from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District will be conducting a low-intensity, prescribed fire on Sunday, October 20 in the meadow at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area. The project is scheduled to begin around 1:00 PM and should be concluded no later than 5:00 PM. The project is being undertaken as a means of maintaining the recent fuel break work and to help restore native grasses to the nature area’s meadow. The reintroduction of fire will remove heavy thatch from the meadow and reduce competition from non-native grass species. 
The project will be conducted under specific weather conditions in order to make sure the fire remains under control at all times. MOFD is coordinating the project with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to ensure the size and timing of the fire will minimize smoke impacts on the school and surrounding neighbors. Safety is the number one priority. If burning conditions change the project will be rescheduled. Residents in the area may see or smell smoke. Closing exterior doors and windows will help to keep smoke from entering homes. Signs cautioning motorists and cyclists of the fire equipment traffic and potential for reduced visibility along adjacent roadways will be posted in the area. MOFD will continue to keep residents informed of any changes via NextDoor, Nixle and MOFD’s Facebook page.

Orinda Police Department
22 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563

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