Spring prescribed burning begins on MTNF

As weather becomes warmer and drier in the coming days and weeks, Mark Twain National Forest personnel expect ideal conditions for conducting prescribed burning operations. 

A prescribed fire is a fire ignited by highly trained wildland firefighting personnel, when conditions are right, to promote healthy ecology. 

To minimize smoke impacts to local communities and disperse smoke quickly, these projects will be done when favorable atmospheric conditions occur. 

Jimmy Sexton

Thanks to an early warm-up, the Forest was already able to complete 3,000 acres of prescribed fire this year.

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