Wildland Fire Training Scheduled In Lucy Park

WICHITA FALLS - If you see a lot of smoke coming up from Lucy Park this week, don't be alarmed.

The Wichita Falls Fire Department will be conducting Wildland Fire Fighting training in Lucy Park. Members of the Fire Department will be burning off underbrush to practice the proper methods for back burning and clearing, command and control at Wildland Incidents and the correct practices of several other areas of Wildland Fire Fighting.

Location: Lucy Park (eastern part of the park, near the Wichita River and Central Freeway)         
Dates: Wed., January 16 - Fri., January 18
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

The City would like citizens to be aware of this training because of the smoke that will be generated by the brush burning. If someone sees smoke in this exact area of Lucy Park they do not have to notify 911.

If smoke is seen in areas other than the location of the training, citizens should immediately notify authorities for investigation. For further information please contact Fire Chief Earl Foster or Assistant Fire Chief Jon Reese at 761-7901.