GROVELAND -- The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, will conduct fire training at Crook Ranch in Groveland.
About 100 acres of grass and oak will be burned. The trainees will learn how to use fire to fight fire, igniting and controlling a fire lit outside the perimeter of an approaching wildfire, according to Cal Fire.
This technique is used to starve a wildfire of available vegetation, suppressing the flames. The training is designed to instruct fire line supervisors from around the state to plan and conduct complex fire operations.