Ellsworth Air Force Base planning controlled burn

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, — The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron and Air Force Wildland Fire Branch are planning a controlled burn of the pastures north of the base.

The controlled burn is planned for April 26, weather permitting.

The fire will manage vegetation and improve environmental flight safety conditions on the base. Controlled burns are the safest and most effective method available to environmental managers for managing this vegetation enhancement.

The burn will be managed by the civil engineer and fire personnel. Local residents can expect to see smoke from areas near the base.

Precautions will be taken to ensure that public safety remains priority and to minimize impacts.

For more information, you can email the 28th Bomb Wing Affairs at 28BW.Public.Affairs@us.af.mil or call at 605-431-2962.

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