Thursday, November 3, 2016

Lagoon Fire Nearing Completion

The Lagoon Prescribed Fire near Chadron, Nebraska is nearing completion.  Ignitions around the fire perimeter are complete, and approximately 26 fire personnel remain on site to monitor fire activity and to mop up any interior hot spots. Smoke may remain visible through tomorrow afternoon near Pine Ridge Job Corps.

The 20-acre prescribed fire has decreased vegetation near the inlet and outlet pipes of the Pine Ridge Job Corps Center’s wastewater lagoon, preventing root damage to the underground liner that protects the soil from contamination from the lagoon's water.

For more information about this or other local prescribed fires, please contact the U.S. Forest Service, Pine Ridge Ranger District office at 125 North Main in Chadron or by phone at 308-432-0300.