Chickasaw NRA plans to conduct prescribed fires beginning March 23
Incident: Chickasaw NRA RXfy2015 Prescribed Fire
Chickasaw NRA plans to conduct a series of prescribed fires beginning March 23, 2015. Approximately 565 acres may be treated. Fire managers plan to begin with burn units the East Hunting (270 acres) and Golf Course (60 acres) area. An additional prescribed burn may be conducted north of the Lake of the Arbuckle Dam along the South Boundary (235 acres).
Burning is expected to be completed by March 31, 2015. Fire managers will only conduct prescribed fires when conditions are conducive to burning safely, taking into consideration such factors as weather, fuel (vegetation) moisture, and availability of firefighters and equipment. The fires will be conducted by firefighters from Chickasaw National Recreation Area, other National Park Service units and the Bureau of Land Management.
Smoke from these prescribed fires may be visible in downtown Sulphur, Davis, Dougherty, Rock Creek, Veterans Lake, Buckhorn, 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.