Here’s why you might see smoke coming from the local mountains near Anza


Wednesday, smoke could be seen coming from the San Jacinto mountains which caused alarm for many.

Not a good sign

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The smoke was from planned, controlled burns from officials with the U.S. Forrest Service.

The first prescribed burn of the season is to reduce the chance of future fires by “reducing fuels” and to restore forrest health.