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Wildfire Mitigation Planned for Areas North and East of Hutchinson


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Hutchinson Fire Department announced this week that they will be conducting firing operations north and east of Hutchinson. The areas north of Hutchinson will include Plum Street between 69th and 108th Avenues and 82nd Avenue from Plum Street to Monroe Street. The areas east of Hutchinson will include 69th Avenue along Sandhills State Park, 30th Avenue from Obee Road to Kent Road, Buhler Road between 4th and 17th Avenues, 4th Avenue west of Willison Road, and Willison Road from 4th Avenue to 17th Avenue.

According to Division Chief of Operations Doug Hanen, coordinated firing operations will burn out the county/city right of way from the road to the fence lines. Several units will be operating in those areas, including Hutchinson fire units, Reno County Sheriff’s Deputies, Reno County Emergency Management, Reno County and Hutchinson Public Works, and Kansas Forest Service.

Residents are asked to please use extreme caution in these areas while units are working. Officers may need to shut down roadways during certain times for the safety of vehicles and workers.

Burning will begin on February 3rd and end by late February and is dependent on weather conditions. A late morning to early afternoon start is expected with no burning occurring after dark.

Follow @Hutchinson_Fire on Twitter and the Hutchinson Fire HFD Facebook page for daily reports of areas units will be operating in.