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Marin County, CA Fire Department
Thursday June 23rd, 2022 :: 09:50 a.m. PDT


MCFD Alert: MCFD Alert: Novato Controlled Burn - 6/23 - 24

MCFD is conducting a training control burn today (Thurs June 23) and tomorrow (Fri June 24).

Smoke will be visible on the Big Rock Ridge in Novato. Do not call 911 to report. Please contact our fire information hotline for current prescribed fire information at 415-473-7191 or visit 

The training area is part of the privately-owned “H-Ranch” except for a small section of the Indian Tree Open Space Preserve, which is managed by Marin County Parks. All the burning will be conducted in accordance with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District regulations and coordinated with other fire participating fire agencies in Marin, including the Novato Fire Protection District. Event organizers will be in daily contact with the air control district to evaluate smoke dispersal.

Training organizers understand resident concerns about conducting controlled burns during a spring season that has produced very little rain. The burn site is surrounded by a combination of fire control lines and dirt roads that are in place to keep the fire from spreading beyond the training area. Additional Engines, Dozers, and Crews are also on hand to support the holding operations.

Current Marin status & incidents:

Marin County, CA Fire Department
33 Castle Rock Ave
Woodacre, CA 94973

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 415-473-7191

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