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CAIWA Annual Academy

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Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

S-130/190 Prescribed Burn Today

CAIWA Annual Academy Prescribed Fire
News – 10/20/2021

 Today there will be a 3 acre prescribed burn on Camp Swift. Students in S-130/190, Basic Wildland Fire Fighting, dug hand line yesterday around a simulated 3 acre fire inside an established pine stand. Today those students will get the opportunity to burn off the line the dug yesterday to practice ignition operations. This low intensity burn will remove grass and pine litter built up underneath these pines to reduce fire effects on a later planned burn. Ignitions will begin at at 11:30 a.m and should be completed by 1:00 p.m. once ignitions are complete local resources will monitor the burn. Smoke effects should be limited to Camp swift but local communities may see some light smoke effects in the early afternoon.