Turnbull planing low-intensity burns through end of May

Residents may see refuge smoke plume

CHENEY – Turnbull National Wildlife Officials are planning low-intensity fires through May to clear dry grass and debris ahead of wildfire season.

Officials do not have a set burn schedule, as activity will be dependent on weather conditions.

Turnbull officials said residents may see smoke plumes during the burns, but insist the low-intensity fires will be help reduce wildfire risk in the region.

“Safety is the No. 1 priority during a prescribed burn,” Turnbull’s Kelly Moroney said. “We will work with federal, state, and county agencies and departments to complete these prescribed fire project...

 

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