Two controlled burns today in Gilroy

 

A controlled burn is currently taking place near the
intersection of Leavesley Street and Marcella Avenue according to
Jim Crawford, battalion chief for the South Santa Clara County Fire
District and CalFire.
A controlled burn is currently taking place near the intersection of Leavesley Street and Marcella Avenue according to Jim Crawford, battalion chief for the South Santa Clara County Fire District and CalFire.

“If they have an orchard trimming or something like that, they need to trim the wood off, and burn those piles on certain days,” said Crawford, who said CalFire dispatch has received several 911 this morning calls concerning the fire.

Crawford said two other controlled burns will also be taking place today, one near the 13100 block of Sycamore Avenue in San Martin, and one on the 1400 block of Sequoia Drive in Gilroy near the intersection of Uvas Park Drive and Third Street.

According to Crawford, residents performing the fire only have to provide notification the day of the burning, and are legally required to extinguish the fire by nightfall.

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