FOREST SERVICE BURNING SLASH PILE SOUTH OF STATE PARK

Posted 1 year ago

By John Axtell

Nebraska National Forest-1         There may be smoke visible in the Chadron area today as the U-S Forest Service burns a slash pile of limbs and other timber debris at the Red Cloud Campground, about a mile south of Chadron State Park.

Agency spokesman Cydney Janssen says the burn is being coordinated with state and local agencies, with the Forest Service crews and one engine to remain on-scene until the fire is out and mopped-up. Visitors are asked to stay out of the Red Cloud Campground until firefighters leave.

Controlled burns are conducted only when weather and wind conditions fall within a set criteria, and Janssen says today’s conditions are safe for burning.

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