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Arden Hills Army Training Site Performs Controlled Burns

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 20

ARDEN HILLS, Minn - The Camp Ripley Fire Department in cooperation with the staff at the Arden Hills Army Training Site will perform controlled burns Feb 25-27 throughout the day and night

During this time period, the surrounding areas of Arden Hills Army Training Site can expect to see and smell smoke  All burn piles are controlled and are within the safety requirements to burn due to the amount of snow that is on the ground

"Vegetation that has been collected throughout the year will be burnt to reduce uncontrolled wildfires this upcoming spring and summer," said Mr Tim Notch, Training Area Coordinator

"The fires are started, monitored and controlled in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources and Camp Ripley Fire Department regulations," said Maj John Donovan, spokesperson for the Arden Hills Army Training Site

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 320-616-3122 or 320-616-2726

For more information on the Arden Hills Army Training Site, visit http://www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org/ardenhills/  

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