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Controlled burn set Feb. 28 for Orrick tornado debris

By David Knopf – News Editor

Orrick will put a reminder of its 2014 tornado behind it Saturday, Feb. 28.

Orrick Fire Protection District and several city employees will oversee a controlled burn of downed trees and other debris collected after the May 10, 2014, storm.

“It’s natural vegetation, all the trees that went down from the tornado,” City Clerk Deanna Hufford said.

The burn is closed to spectators, Hufford said, because of the potential for flying embers and other safety issues.

“There will be police blocking the road, so people can’t go out there,” she said.

The burn will take place south of Orrick, in an area used to collect debris originally dumped near Orrick’s water tower. The debris was eventually hauled to the rural location, where officials waited until mid-winter to reduce the risk of the fire spreading.

The complete story is in the Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 Richmond News.

Click here for our E-edition and read the rest of the story.

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