controlled burn

A fire burning north of Lake Havasu City is a controlled burn by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

The USFW announced last week it planned to conduct prescribed fires at two marsh locations to remove hazardous woody fuel and improve marsh habitat for Yuma Ridgway's rails, a type of endangered bird that makes its home at the refuge.

The fire is expected to burn approximately 300 acres in the Blankenship Bend area just south of Topock Gorge. Fire crews also plan to burn approximately 20 acres of cattail marsh at the Bill Williams River delta near the State Route 95 bridge. 


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Wait for me!

I live in Topock and got so sick from the smoke blowing over our town all afternoon that I considered leaving town to find a motel out of the area - but I was too sick. The smoke was so thick and penetrating. Simon was right - a controlled burn with wind?


Bill William's area needs it bad.


Controlled burn with wind?

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