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Lava Creek Fire Touched Off Soon

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Weather permitting, members of Teton Interagency Fire will be touching off a prescribed burn in the Lava Creek area on the Buffalo Ranger District near Buffalo Valley, possibly as early as today.  Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the project completes a project that was started last spring to accomplish a variety of objectives.  Cernicek explains that through using tools such as prescribed fire, the Forest is able to rejuvenate certain areas.  This area, she says is dominated by sagebrush, grasses and aspen stands.  The fire, she says can help take out of old, decadent growth and make room for the new.  At the same time, Cernicek says the proximity of the burn to the Wilderness Ranches home area leads to the added objective of reducing the fuels there to protect the subdivision from wildfire. Cernicek says the Forest is looking to take advantage of the current weather conditions and the moisture that is still readily available.  Through the burn, Cernicek says, “they will be able to moderate and make sure that the burning is something that they can put exactly where they want it to bring the best about for the landscape.” Altogether, 155 acres are to be burned to finish out the project.

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