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Prescribed burn scheduled for March 2 in two areas

01 Mar 2017 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

HSP-CA manages over 12,000 acres of land in southeastern Benton County. As part of management activities at the site, two prescribed burns are planned for March 2, 2017.  Park neighbors near the controlled burn areas are being notified.

The burns are being conducted by specially-trained crews skilled in fire management operations. Safety is emphasized in all phases of the fire management with local fire protection representatives being involved in the planning process.

The burn will occur within prescribed parameters, including temperature, wind speed, and fuel moistures.

The location of the first burn is in the Lookout area at the intersection of State Highway 12 and 127.  This burn will encompass 25 acres.  Motorists are reminded to please use caution in the area the day of the burn. 

The second burn will be conducted along the Pigeon Roost Trail.  This burn is one acre in size.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact us at 479-789-5000. 

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