Lake Meredith Prescribed Fires Announcement

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Lake Meredith Prescribed Fires Announcement

Prescribed Burning Planned March 9 At the North end of Lake Meredith

Incident: Lake Meredith Prescribed Fires Prescribed Fire
Released: 3/9/2015

Yesterday’s Accomplishments: Yesterday, March 8, fire managers finished burning the Mullinaw Crossing burn unit at the South end of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.

Plan for Today: Today, March 9, firefighters plan to conduct prescribed burns at the North end of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in the Water Authority (125 acres) burn unit. Fire managers may also burn the Stilling Basin (207 acres) burn unit if time allows. Burning will begin mid-day and may continue throughout the evening.

Closures: The Mullinaw Creek Campground, access road, and trail will remain temporarily closed temporarily for public safety. This area is tentatively anticipated to reopen on March 11.

Additional areas of the park may be temporarily closed throughout the week of March 8 as needed, including the Stilling Basin Road.

Safety Message: Temporary delays and may be possible along FM 1319 in the vicinity of the burn, near the Sanford-Yake Dam. If you are traveling in the vicinity of the burn, please proceed with caution when smoke is present by slowing down, turning your headlights on, and watching for firefighters working along the road.

Smoke: The forecast is for northeast winds, shifting to the east, which are expected to move smoke to the southwest and west. While smoke will be present in the vicinity during burning, it is generally expected to settle over Lake Meredith.

Plans For the Week: Fire managers plan to continue prescribed burns at the North end of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in the areas of: North Canyon (1,610 acres), Triangle (162 acres), Spring Canyon (670 acres), the Stilling Basin (207 acres), Water Authority (125 acres) throughout the week of March 8.

Approximate Acres Accomplished to Date in 2015: 1,712 acres

· South Canyon Unit (620 acres)

· Cedar Canyon Unit (82 acres)

· Sanford-Yake Unit (428 acres)

· Alibates Flint Quarries Unit (2 acres)

· Mullinaw Crossing Unit (580 acres)

Please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4141/ for additional updates, maps, and photos.

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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
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419 E. Broadway
Fritch, TX 79036
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