Prescribed burn at Wilder Ranch State Park started October 27 and is expected to continue until November 5, 2021. Around 600 acres will be burned at the park, with multiple trails closed as a result.

Prescribed burn is being done to reduce the threat of wildfire in the area. The Santa Cruz County is advising people not to call 911 if they happen to see smoke in the area that is close to this burn site.

Prescribed fire operations will last from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Trails that will be closed include Enchanted Loop, Baldwin Loop, Wilder Ridge and Zane Gray Cutoff Loop.

It is recommended for those who live near the area to avoid outdoor activities and as much as possible to remain indoors while the prescribed burn is in progress.

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