By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Turnbull performing more prescribed burns

Residents may see smoke in the air


Last updated 10/18/2023 at 3:40pm

Matthew Stephens

A crew member of the fire team works on an area in Turnbull designated in the ongoing prescribed burns.

CHENEY - Turnbull National Wildlife refuge will be conducting a prescribed burn on Oct 19.

For public and firefighter safety, the auto tour route will be closed and there may be traffic control in place on Smith Road during the day.

The remainder of the public use area will be open.

Visitors should plan for smoke in and around the refuge and nearby roads, and caution is advised when driving through areas of lower visibility.

These prescribed fires will reduce the risk of wildfire on the refuge and help restore native habitat.

Refuge managers work with the Service's highly skilled fire m...

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