Prescribed Burning to Continue in The Point Area February 19,2013
Incident: Red Cedar Reduction Prescribed Fire
Fire managers treated approximately 400 acres with prescribed fire in the Hunting area on February 18. Approximately 1,830 total acres have been treated since February 1, 2013 in the Five Lakes and Hunting burn units.
Fire managers plan to continue ignitions on February 19 in the Point area. Ignitions are anticipated to begin early-afternoon and may continue throughout the evening. Afternoon winds on February 19 are expected to be from the east which may move smoke to the west during the burn.
Approximately 55 fire personnel from Rocky Mountain National Park (CO), Mesa Verda National Park (CO), El Malpais National Monument (NM), Dinosaur National Park (CO), Bent Old Fort National Historic Site (CO), Chickasaw National Recreation Area (OK), Lake Meredith National Recreation Area(TX), Wichita National Wildlife Refuge (OK), Saguaro National Park (AZ), Jewel Cave National Monument (SD), Wind Cave National Park,(SD), Cedar Blue Volunteer Fire Department (OK), Amarillo Fire Department (TX), Borger Fire Department (TX) and the local Sulphur Fire Department are currently assisting with the prescribed burn.
To view maps, photographs and additional information for the Red Cedar Reduction prescribed burn at Chickasaw National Recreation Area please visit http://www.inciweb.org.