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Prescribed burn at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Posted: 11:16 AM, Mar 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-14 00:33:32Z
Prescribed burn at Rocky Mountain Arsenal today
Prescribed burn at Rocky Mountain Arsenal today
Prescribed burn at Rocky Mountain Arsenal today

Smoke from a controlled burn at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge will likely be visible Sunday.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to burn about 1,000 acres between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. according to spokesman Steve Segin.

Burning helps to regenerate the growth of prairie grasses and improves wildlife habitat, the service said in a post online .

The wildlife service burned several acres on Wednesday. That burn put up a thick plume of smoke that was visible for miles.

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