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Big Bend National Park planning a prescribed burn

Big Bend National Park (Source: NPS.gov) Big Bend National Park (Source: NPS.gov)

Big Bend National Park is planning a prescribed burn of exotic river cane.

The burn will happen next week between Solis and Gravel Pit.

About 7 miles of river cane will be burned, and it will cover a total of about 100 acres.

The burning should be finished April 9th, but river traffic may need to be escorted through the area.

Expect travel delays in the area.

Questions can be directed to the fire management officer at 432-477-2397.

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