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Arkansas Guard to conduct prescribed burn at Camp Robinson on Wednesday
Arkansas Guard to conduct prescribed burn at Camp Robinson on Wednesday


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - The Arkansas National Guard Environmental Office will conduct a prescribed burn over approximately 520 acres of land on Camp Robinson Maneuver Training Center beginning on Wednesday.

The burn will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continue on Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.

The prescribed burn will be located in the Northwestern region of the post and involves a portion of two rugged and remote training areas.

The intent of the burn is to reduce the amount of natural fuel on the ground in order to benefit wildlife, and reduce the risk to the surrounding communities from wildfires. Periodic burns are conducted involving small, controllable, areas of Camp Robinson in order to effectively manage natural resources, provide optimum access to training areas and capitalize on good conditions to add a burn buffer zone to prevent accidental fires that result from military training operations from turning into dangerous wildfires.

Post firefighters and environmental personnel will monitor the activity, and adjacent fire departments are notified as a precaution to ensure public safety for areas neighboring the post.

Smoke from these burns will likely be visible off post in the areas along I-40 between Morgan and Mayflower and along Arkansas Hwy. 89 just South of Lake Conway.