Prescribed Burners Learn Safe Burning Tips

TOPEKA, Kan. - Warmer weather, wind and dry conditions increase chances for out-of-control brush fires. So Tuesday the Kansas Department of Health and Environment offered helpful information about prescribed burns.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment helped put on a burn demonstration near SW 85th Street and Croco Road.

Sponsored by KSU Research & Extension, Shawnee Heights Fire Department, Shawnee County Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Water Restoration & Protection Strategy Upper Wakarusa & Lynn/ Six Mile, the event covered the following topics: local burn regulations; reasons for burning; producer experience; burning and water quality; outline of burn procedure; and then conducted an actual burn.

The idea was to show people how to use fire as a tool to control undesirable trees, brush and weeds.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided financial assistance to this project through EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant #2005-0070.


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