CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department will be holding a 120 acre control burn and training exercise on Monday and Tuesday, October 7th and 8th in the area of the Lake Oroville Loafer Creek Recreational Area. Smoke from this control burn will be visible from all of the South and South East portions of Butte County. Weather conditions will be monitored and the burn may be postponed if burning conditions are found to be unfavorable. “This control burn will help reduce hazardous fire fuels by removing brush and down woody materials, enhancing the fire safety of the park and surrounding areas.” stated Battalion Chief Rob Sonsteng. “This type of exercise also provides valuable hands-on training for fire personnel in fire suppression activities while working safely in a controlled environment”.