Austin Water’s Wildland Conservation Division will conduct a prescribed burn on 475 acres of Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands on Wednesday February 17, 2016. Smoke may be visible south of FM 967, west of FM 1626 and east of West RR 150 from noon to sunset.
Prescribed burns safely mimic the natural fire cycle and maintain fire-resilient landscapes for the benefit of people, water, and wildlife. The burned area will be extensively patrolled for at least a week after the fire.
Conditions such as wind speed and direction are monitored closely and if conditions become unsuitable the prescribed burn will be rescheduled.