• Fires can actually be good for the environment and ecosystem

    By: Megan McClellan

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    Did you know that controlled burns and prescribed burns can actually be good for the environment and ecosystem? 

    Typically with things as dry as they are in Green Country, you don't think about burning being good - but Drew Daily with the Oklahoma Forestry Service tells FOX23 that certain types of burns are very often a misunderstood management tool.

    Even with the colder temperatures and some of the rain we've seen - strong winds are keeping the fire danger increased into Wednesday.

    It is important to remember that burns cannot happen under burn bans. They also shouldn't happen on high fire danger days.


     

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