Controlled burn happening near Reese Center Thursday, Friday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Controlled burn happening near Reese Center Thursday, Friday

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LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

Beginning Thursday morning the Texas A&M Forestry Service, with the help of the Lubbock Fire Rescue and Lubbock County Fire Departments, will conduct a controlled burn of around 95 acres near the Reese Technology Center.

The burn will be a two day process, serving as a live fire training and hazard mitigation. The land will be burned five acres at a time in an effort to contain the fire.

"The season we're coming up on you're going to have a lot of lightning, wind this time of year, stuff like that so it's better that we could actually take it and burn it small piece by small piece when we have everybody there." Kevin Ivy, Captain of Communications - Lubbock Fire Rescue, tells KCBD.

"Everybody there" will be 50-60 personnel from the A&M Forestry Service, Lubbock Fire Rescue, and Lubbock County Fire Departments. Lubbock Animal Control will also be on the scene helping out in case any animals get hurt or trapped during the burn.

Wind conditions will be monitored closely to make sure the blaze doesn't spread any further than the selected 95-acre area.

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