Feb 10, 2020 3:30 PM

HFD hopes to finish up wildfire mitigation this afternoon

Posted Feb 10, 2020 3:30 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Fire Department hopes to finish up its wildfire mitigation this afternoon.

Fire crews will be burning off vegetation along the east side of Plum between 69th and 108th Avenues. While the road will be open, there may be a few traffic interruptions due to smoke and emergency vehicles. Law enforcement will be in the area to help with traffic. Chief Steve Beer says they hope to finish by 5 p.m.

The burnoff is being done so fire crews will have a better chance of cutting off a wildfire in those areas. The fire department also burned off areas along 82nd Avenue between Monroe and Plum and East 69th Avenue in the Sand Hills, State Park area.