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June 2, 2009 (Boulevard)--If you see smoke, don't panic!

CAL-FIRE has announced plans for a 100-acre controlled burn east of Boulevard near McCain Valley on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4, East County Magazine has learned.

Smoke will be visible over most of East County, said CAL-FIRE Captain Nick Schuler.

The controlled burns are part of CAL-FIRE's program to reduce dense vegetation and reduce the risk of a catastrophic firestorm.

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