Chickasaw NRA RXfy2015

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Chickasaw NRA RXfy2015

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INCIDENT UPDATED 3/25/2015

Approximate Location

34.469 latitude, -96.996 longitude

Incident Overview

Chickasaw NRA will begin a series of prescribed fires starting in 2015 and continuing through March 2015 (depending on weather conditions). These burns will occur in the Golf Course and Hunting areas of the park, as well as along the South Boundary north of the Lake of the Arbuckle dam.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationHunting, Buckhorn, South Boundary and Golf Course area.

Current Situation

Size565 Acres

Outlook

Planned Actions

The project area will be broken up in to small blocks or units to take advantage of a variety of burn windows. The smaller units will allow fire managers to stop or slow or increase the pace of ignitions based upon daily weather conditions. All of the firing will be done using hand ignition methods (drip torch or flares) in order to control the amount of fire on the ground at any one time. Intermittent delays along roadways may be possible. Please slow down, turn your lights on, and watch for firefighters working along the road. For your safety, please do not stop along the road in the vicinity of the burn.

Remarks

Smoke from these prescribed fires may be visible from I-35 and in downtown Sulphur, Davis, Dougherty, Rock Creek, Veterans Lake, Buckhorn areas, Goddard Youth Camp Road, and along Chickasaw Trail but every effort will be made to minimize smoke impacts. Wind direction and upper level mixing of smoke will be utilized in an attempt to eliminate or reduce these inconveniences. Smoke will be present in the vicinity during burning, but 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 predicted direction of smoke impacts, please call 580 622-7282 or visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov.

Unit Information

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Chickasaw National Recreation Area
National Park Service
Oklahoma
Sulphur, OK 73086

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