Ellsworth Air Force Base plans controlled burn

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  • By 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron and Air Force Wildland Fire Branch are planning a controlled burn on base April 29 depending on weather conditions.

The fires will enhance vegetation and improve environmental conditions on Ellsworth Air Force Base. Controlled burns are the safest and most effective method available to environmental managers for vegetation enhancement.

This burn will be managed by civil engineer and fire personnel. Local residents can expect to see smoke from areas near the base. Precautions will be taken to minimize impacts and ensure public safety remains the priority.

For more information, please contact the 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs at (605) 385-5056 or by emailing 28bw.pa@us.af.mil