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Moraga Police Department
Friday August 11th, 2023 :: 07:50 a.m. PDT


Controlled burn TODAY at Painted Rock in Moraga

Firefighters from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and other agencies will be conducting a controlled burn at the John Muir Land Trust property at the Painted Rock (above Moraga Road and Rheem Blvd) TODAY (August 11th).  The training will begin at approximately 10:00a and conclude no later than 5:00p.  This project is designed to provide training for firefighters and reduce the amount of flammable fuels in the area, increasing safety in our community.

Safety is the number one priority. The project is set up to take advantage of existing weather and fire control lines and will be executed according to a strict “go, no go” checklist. The exercise is being coordinated with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Fire Weather Forecasters at the National Weather Service to ensure the size and timing of the burning will minimize smoke impacts to homes and other smoke-sensitive sites in the area. 
If burning conditions change, the project will be rescheduled. Residents in the area and those driving nearby may see or smell smoke. Closing exterior doors and windows during the day will help to keep smoke from entering homes.  PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND SAFELY IN THE AREA AS THERE WILL BE FIRE ENGINES AND FIREFIGHTERS ON AND AROUND THE STREETS.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District at 925-258-4599.  Thank you for your support and cooperation as your first responders work to keep Moraga a safe community.

Moraga Police Department
329 Rheem Blvd
Moraga, CA 94556

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-888-7055

Jon King
Moraga Police
[email protected]

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