Prescribed burn of Burnett’s Mound

Photo By: Brian Dulle, Kansas First News

The Shawnee County Parks Department with the Assistance of the Topeka Fire Department will be conducting a prescribed burn of Burnett’s Mound starting late Tuesday morning.

Prescribed burns take place as a grassland management tool. These burns are used to reduce fuel loads and the potential of accidental fires, as well as promote germination of desirable grasses.

Smoke and flames may be visible during this burn, but the fires will be managed and kept under control by crews on the scene.

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