Lake Meredith Prescribed Fires Announcement

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Lake Meredith Prescribed Fires Announcement

Prescribed Burning to Continue March 10 at the North end of Lake Meredith

Incident: Lake Meredith Prescribed Fires Prescribed Fire
Released: 3/10/2015

Yesterday’s Accomplishments: Yesterday, March 9, fire managers conducted prescribed burning in the Water Authority burn unit (125 acres), and the southern end of the Stilling Basin burn unit (approximately 150 acres).

Plan for Today: Today, March 10, firefighters plan to continue prescribed burns at the North end of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in the Stilling Basin burn unit (approximately 57 acres), the Spring Canyon burn unit (670 acres), and possibly the Fire Triangle burn unit (162 acres). Burning will begin mid-morning and may continue throughout the evening.

Closures: The Mullinaw Creek Campground, access road, and trail will remain temporarily closed 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 pilot car escorts may be possible along FM 1319, FM 687, and FM 3395, in the vicinity of the burn, near the Sanford-Yake Dam. If you are traveling in the area, please proceed with caution when smoke is present. Slow down, turn your headlights on, and watch for firefighters working along the road.

Smoke: The forecast today is for light and variable winds. 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 (approximately 57 acres) throughout the week of March 8.

Approximate Acres Accomplished to Date in 2015: 1,862 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)

· Stilling Basin (approximately 150 acres)

Unit Information

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