The Monterey County Regional Fire District will be conducting a control burn at the Rifle & Pistol Range located at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The burn operations on the 53-acre area have been scheduled to be held, weather permitting, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Laguna Seca Recreation Area is located at 1025 Monterey-Salinas Highway, off Highway 68 near Laureles Grade Road.
The control burn will help mitigate the potential for wildfire around the Rifle & Pistol Range by reducing the flammable vegetation where maneuvering grass-removal equipment is difficult. The Laguna Seca Rifle & Pistol Range is nestled in a steep hillside that has tall grass growth every spring and is susceeptible to wildfire, particularly during the summer months.
Area neighborhoods are being notified through their homeowners associations.
If you have any questions regarding this important training event, you may contact Fire Chief Michael Uriquides at 831-596-4725 or 831-455-1828.