Control burns getting out of control

Low humidity and high winds we’ve had this spring can create very dangerous conditions for control burns.

In fact the Butler County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents not to stage any more control burns.

Fire officials warn folks to use extreme caution when handling a control burn.

“As soon as it doesn’t look good, get a hold of us by calling 911 and we’re going to be able to have the resources available with the tools that are needed obviously with a lot of water on hand,” says Billy Krefft, Public Information Officer with the Clear Lake Fire Department.

Control burns are typically done to restore prairie grasses and get rid of unwanted growth and invasive species.

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