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USFS proposes winter burns

Sometimes, it takes a fire to prevent a fire.

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to target areas of the Bearlodge Ranger District in Crook County with planned burns, with the aim of improving the odds of managing future wildland fires safely and effectively.

Hazardous fuels have built up within the estimated 8382 acres that have been identified, such as grass, brush and fallen trees. Clearing this accumulation through a planned fire helps to provide fire managers with areas in which to manage future fires.

Though it may seem counterintuitive, prescribed fires can also be good for the...