Refuge burns 900 acres in prescribed burn

Refuge burns 900 acres in prescribed burn

WICHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE, OK (KSWO) –The refuge is conducting a prescribed burn Friday morning, so be prepared for lots of smoke.

The prescribed burn is scheduled to start between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday. Due to the wind, and other factors, there will be quite a bit of smoke.

The refuge will burn more than 900 acres north of Highway 49 near the Refuge Headquarters.

They ask that if you planned on going to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Friday, to limit traffic as much as possible. It's for your safety and for the safety of the people working to control the burn.

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