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Prescribed Burns Wednesday Off Mount Rose Highway

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The U.S. Forest Service Carson Ranger District will be conducting a 29 acre understory burn in the Whites Creek drainage off of Mount Rose Highway on Wednesday. 

The burn should only take one day to complete and the trailhead will be closed to public use during burning activities. 

The Forest Service chose an area near homes as a way to protect the neighborhood. It says prescribed burns are a cheaper more efficient tool than mulching or sending hand crews to cut up brush and also helps the eco-system.

Firefighters will stay on scene through the night to watch for any possible hot spots.

For more information, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/about-forest/offices/?cid=fsm9_026972

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