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Controlled burn at Fontenelle Forest

Posted at 6:29 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 19:29:35-05

Smoke from Fontenelle Forest could be visible from Council Bluffs to Papillion Wednesday afternoon.

Officials were conducting a controlled burn with volunteer firefighters setting brush on fire. The practice helps clear out vegetation and re-nourish the soil so the oak trees at the forest can continue to grow.

The smoke and blaze may linger for a few days. Officials say not to worry because it is under control.

Prescribed burns are scheduled throughout the season.