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Lafayette Police Department
Thursday November 14th, 2019 :: 08:57 a.m. PST


Prescribed Fire Training Thursday 11/14 at Painted Rock in Moraga begins at 10:00am - 5:00pm. ​​​​​​​

Prescribed Fire Training Thursday 11/14 at Painted Rock in Moraga begins at 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Firefighters from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and several cooperating fire agencies will be taking advantage of the cooler Fall weather pattern and conducting live-fire training on the John Muir Land Trust’s Painted Rock property in Moraga on Thursday, November 14th.

This project is an extension of the area that was treated with prescribed fire earlier this year. The training will begin at approximately 10:00 AM and will be concluded by 5:00 PM. In addition to firefighter training the project will reduce some of the heavy fuels in the area that have grown as a result of last winter’s abundant rains. Safety is our number one priority. The exercise is being set up to take advantage of the existing burned area and will be executed according to a strict “go, no go” checklist.

The exercise is also being coordinated with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to ensure the size and timing of the training will minimize smoke impacts on homes and other smoke-sensitive sites. If burning conditions change the training will be rescheduled. Residents in the Carrol Ranch and Buckingham Drive neighborhoods may see or smell smoke in the area. Closing exterior doors and windows during the training will help to keep smoke from entering homes. Signs cautioning motorists and bicycles of the additional fire equipment traffic and potential for reduced visibility along the roadway will be posted along Moraga Road.

We will continue to keep local residents informed of any changes in the training plan via Nextdoor and MOFD Social Media.

Dennis Rein
Moraga-Orinda Fire District
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator - C-925-698-4575


Lafayette Police Department
3471 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549

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