Smoke alert: Prescribed burn scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday in Southwest Austin

From the city of Austin (Austin Water):

Austin Water’s Wildland Conservation will conduct prescribed burns on the Water Quality Protection Lands January 31 – February 1, 2017. This tract includes the Slaughter Creek Trail. To ensure public safety the Slaughter Creek Trail will be closed to the public.

Smoke may be visible south of Slaughter Lane, east of FM 1826, north of SH45 and west of MoPac from 10 a.m. to sunset.

Prescribed burns safely mimic the natural fire cycle and maintain fire-resilient landscapes for the benefit of people, water and wildlife. The burned area will be extensively patrolled for at least a week after the fire.

Conditions such as wind speed and direction are monitored closely and if conditions become unsuitable the prescribed burn will be rescheduled.

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For more information, please visit www.austintexas.gov/rxfire.

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