TFD plans controlled burn at Sweetwater Wetlands - Tucson News Now

TFD plans controlled burn at Sweetwater Wetlands

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Start of controlled burn for Sweetwater Wetlands (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Start of controlled burn for Sweetwater Wetlands (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

If you see smoke rising from the west side, chances are it'll be a controlled burn being conducted by the Tucson Fire Department at the Sweetwater Wetlands.

This burn will do two things: it will get rid of a lot of mosquitoes as Tucson Fire will be burning down some older and dead plants where the mosquitoes may be living and thriving. 

It will also provide a real "live fire" exercise to help train firefighters. The Tucson Fire Department does this burn every year.

The firefighting exercise for the Tucson Fire Department is meant to enhance Tucson Water's Mosquito Abatement Program at the Sweetwater Wetlands.

The burn is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 beginning at 10 a.m. at 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive. Officials said smoke will be visible throughout the burn.

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