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County on board with prescribed burns

With the U.S. Forest Service planning to tackle fire danger through prescribed burns across the county in the near future, representatives approached the county commissioners last week to seek advice on reassuring the public of both the safety of and need for the fires.

Bearlodge Ranger District’s Patrick Champa, District Ranger, Chris Zoeller, Fire Management Officer N Zone, and Josh Hoffman, Fuels Assistant Fire Management Officer attended last week’s meeting of the commission to give an overview on two planned burns.

The South Slope and North Sand Projects both involve prescribed burns over...

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