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Posted on: February 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] La Marque FD Prescribed Burn on 100 Acres of Grassland February 27

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With predicted weather conditions, LMFD expects very little, if any, impact to the surrounding area. Smoke should lift and drift. Fire and smoke will be visible along FM 2004, FM 1764 and I-45 with periods of heavier smoke due to fuel loading.

La Marque Fire Department has partnered with University Houston to perform a prescribed burn between 10:00 a.m. and 4;00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020, on 100 acres of prairie grassland located at 5721 Highway 2004, La Marque, Texas.

The property is known as the University of Houston Coastal Center and is managed by the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education. The purpose of this prescribed burn will be to return the prairie to its natural state without the use of chemical pesticides and heavy equipment. Prescribed burns are also training opportunities for fire personnel.

Assisting the La Marque Fire Department will be crews from Bayou Vista Fire, Fresno Fire and Galveston Fire. Coastal Prairie Research Center officials will be in attendance, as well.

With predicted weather conditions, LMFD expects very little, if any, impact to the surrounding area. Smoke should lift and drift. Fire and smoke will be visible along FM 2004, FM 1764 and I-45 with periods of heavier smoke due to fuel loading. The City of La Marque will be closely monitoring the event.

Follow La Marque Fire Department on Facebook or register for City of La Marque e-notifications at connect.cityoflamarque.org for updates and information.

For information about the UH Coastal Center, visit http://www.eih.uh.edu/.


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