Prescribed Burning Planned Feb 23 Between Eagle Bay and Guy Sandy Boat Ramp
Incident: Red Cedar Reduction Prescribed Fire
Fire managers treated approximately 50 acres with prescribed fire in the Golf Course burn unit in the Platt Historic District on February 22. This brings the total to 2,180 acres treated since Feb 1, 2013. Fire managers expect to burn approximately 500 additional acres before the end of the month.
The southeast perimeter road is now open. Veterans Trail from the Veterans Center to Pavilion Springs will remain closed for public safety overnight and will reopen tomorrow morning, Feb 23.
Fire managers plan to burn the south end of the Hunting unit and the north end of the South Boundary unit, between the Eagle Bay boat ramp and Guy Sandy boat ramp, on Feb 23. The burn will begin mid-afternoon and continue throughout the evening. The forecast is for southeast winds, which are expected to move smoke to the northwest. If you are traveling in the vicinity of the burn, please slow down, turn your headlights on, and watch for firefighters working along the road.
While smoke will be present in the vicinity during burning, it is generally expected to settle over the Lake of the Arbuckles and disperse overnight. If you would like to receive daily updates on which burn unit will be ignited and the predicted direction of smoke impacts, please call 580-622-7292.
Frequently Asked Questions About Smoke - http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/3316/18346/
Learn more about how this project is part of long-term prairie restoration underway - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/OKCHP/2013-01-28-10:05-red-cedar-reduction/related_files/ftp-20130202-130128.pdf