Controlled burn emits smoke smell
Colusa residents may have noticed the strong smell of smoke permeating the city on Sunday night.
According to Chief Jeff Winters of the Sacramento River Fire Protection District of Colusa, the smoke came into town from a controlled burn of a rice field just south of Colusa Industrial Properties, courtesy of the south wind.
Asked Monday if they had any residents who noticed the smell of smoke, a representative from Eskaton Frank Jaconetti Manor said that they had a number of residents who complained on Sunday night.
Additional reports of the smell were reported at Colusa Garden Apartments.
"(The fire department) had several calls in the afternoon regarding (the smoke). That's where it came from," Winters said. "When they started burning in the afternoon, there was a north wind. As it got later, the south wind picked up."
Winters said that his department was called at 6:13 p.m. on Sunday night, after concerns arose that a section of the controlled burn might jump the road.
"The people who were burning out there had concerns in one area that it was going to jump the road. We responded and extinguished that area for them," Winters said. "We were out there for about an hour. It burned for quite a while because they burned more than they were supposed to."