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Fort Sill performs prescribed burn to prevent future fires

FORT SILL Okla_ Smoke and flames filled the air over Fort Sill today, as part of the installation's prescribed burn.

The controlled burn is designed help stop any future fires from sparking.

Firefighters purposely set fire to about 100 acres of dry brush along Rogers Lane, between 38th and 52nd streets. That's the southern perimeter of the Fort Sill installation.  

Post Fire Chief Clint Langford said should a wildfire head towards Lawton from post, the already-charred land would make it difficult for the fire to spread.

"With the extreme conditions," Langford said, "and the exceptional drought we have, we have to do everything we can to ensure wildfires stay under control. Being good neighbors with the city of Lawton, our neighboring jurisdiction, we've got to protect them as well as ourselves."

Chief Langford said right now, houses sit about 1,500 feet from post borders. Today's prescribed burn adds an additional 1,000 feet before a fire would reach the houses.

He said they aren't finished, though. Another prescribed burn has been approved for dry brush between 38th and 90th streets along Rogers Lane. He said the goal is to have at least 30 prescribed burns per year. Lawton firefighters and their trucks stood by to help, but weather conditions turned out to be just right for the burn.

 

 

 

 

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