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Prescribed fire could come to Fort Spokane

COULEE DAM – Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement a prescribed fire at the Fort Spokane Employee housing area this spring.

The area includes 50 acres of land near the Fort Spokane campground, boat launch and day use areas. This burn is tentatively scheduled sometime between April 18 and May 10. Smoke may settle into the Fort Spokane Campground on the day of ignition and during the nights for up to a week after ignition. The exact date of ignition is currently not known and depends on weather, unit preparation and personnel availability.

The goals of prescribed burns include pr...


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