Sweetwater Wetlands closed because of controlled burn - Tucson News Now

Sweetwater Wetlands closed because of controlled burn

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Sweetwater Wetlands are closed because of a controlled burn that is sending smoke into the skies over Tucson's west side on Tuesday, March 7.

As part of the Tucson Water Mosquito Abatement program, the Tucson Fire Department will be conducting the annual controlled burn of the Sweetwater Wetlands at 2511 West Sweetwater Drive. 

The burn was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will remove most of the dead vegetation produced over the winter by freezing temperatures. Unless this is removed, the vegetation could become a "shelter" for mosquitoes to use during development. 

There will be smoke in the skies and those who are sensitive to it should avoid the area, or stay inside for the duration of the burn.

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