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Don't panic: Controlled burn set for Monday afternoon

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The River Falls Fire Department will set off a controlled series of fires along the White Pathway starting at 1:30 p.m. and running until mid-afternoon.

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According to Fire Chief Chris Cernohous, the aim is to promote growth of wild flowers and prairie grass along with White Pathway while ridding the area of noxious plants and weeds.

The controlled White Pathway burns, Cernohous said, are done about every two or three years for this very purpose.

The fires should only be visible in the neighborhood

The White Pathway, which runs from Heritage Park to the bridge by the power plant, will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists while the controlled burns are taking place.

Cernohous said 6-8 firefighters and two fire trucks will be involved for this job.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
(715) 426-1050
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