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Control Burn Planned Near Hoback Junction

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Teton Interagency fire managers are preparing to conduct a prescribed fire at Beaver Mountain – possibly yet this week.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says firefighters will ignite a burn in the 400-acre project area, 20-miles south of Jackson as part of the effort to increase defensible space within the community of Bryan Flats near Hoback Junction. She says there is a community of residents in that area of the forest who need to be protected with some defensible space around the community.  Cernicek says the project is an ongoing one that began with the establishment of perimeter around the prescribed area last spring.  She says as soon as weather conditions cooperate, fire officials will initiate interior burning on the project.  She says that will, “take care of some of the fuels that are just making one large blanket of continuous fuel that fire could spread along, and change it up into a mosaic pattern which is going to be beneficial for wildlife and for the vegetation on that landscape.” Cernicek says the fire will specifically rejuvenate the aspen and sagebrush communities in the area.  Cernicek says the ignition phase for the project is expected to take two to three days depending on the weather and fuels conditions. Burning days remain flexible because the proper weather conditions are needed to achieve desired results.

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