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Waco Wetlands Prescribed Fire

Unit Information

Texas A & M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

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One February 7, 2020, The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) with assistance from Waco Fire Department, conducted a 70 acre RX Burn on the Waco Wetlands property (McLennan County Texas).   The burn objectives were for 95% consumption of cured grasses and burn dead/down trees.  The long term management objectives are to reduce the impact of invasive plants and promote growth of native grasses. In addition, the burn was utilized as a training opportunity for both agencies.   The burn was successful and met the objectives.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginFriday February 07th, 2020 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationWaco Wetlands
Incident CommanderTexas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates31.608 latitude, -97.306 longitude

Current Situation

Size70 Acres