TFD plans controlled burn at Sweetwater Wetlands - Tucson News Now

TFD plans controlled burn at Sweetwater Wetlands

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.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • LIVE: Motorcade bringing Rev. Billy Graham back to Charlotte

    LIVE: Motorcade bringing Rev. Billy Graham back to Charlotte

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:56 PM EST2018-02-24 19:56:36 GMT

    The procession departed from the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville around 11:25 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive at the Billy Graham Library at 3 p.m.

    The procession departed from the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville around 11:25 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive at the Billy Graham Library at 3 p.m.

  • breaking

    Fired SC assistant principal had 'unprofessional relationship' with student at school, police say

    Fired SC assistant principal had 'unprofessional relationship' with student at school, police say

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:45 PM EST2018-02-24 19:45:49 GMT
    Dawn Diimmler surrendered to police at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Saturday morning. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)Dawn Diimmler surrendered to police at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Saturday morning. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

    A former assistant principal accused of having an "unprofessional relationship with a student" at Airport High School has officially been charged and surrendered to police Saturday morning. 

    A former assistant principal accused of having an "unprofessional relationship with a student" at Airport High School has officially been charged and surrendered to police Saturday morning. 

  • Procession route announced for Rev. Billy Graham

    Procession route announced for Rev. Billy Graham

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-02-23 21:24:34 GMT
    Billy Graham was widely regarded as America's most prominent Christian leader, pastor to both presidents and everyday Americans. (Source: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)Billy Graham was widely regarded as America's most prominent Christian leader, pastor to both presidents and everyday Americans. (Source: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

    The route of the motorcade that is bringing Charlotte-born evangelist Reverend William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr.'s body back to Charlotte on Saturday has been released. 

    The route of the motorcade that is bringing Charlotte-born evangelist Reverend William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr.'s body back to Charlotte on Saturday has been released. 

Powered by Frankly