HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Fire Department will begin its wildfire mitigation work on Wednesday.
Crews will be burning along East 30th Avenue. Because of the burning, 30th Avenue will be completely closed between Kent and Mayfield from noon until approximately 2 p.m. Motorists will be able to detour around the mile section both north and south to get around the work.
Crews will then move to west of Mayfield. At that time, 30th will be closed between Obee and Mayfield. Motorists will be able to go around the mile section to the south. All burning will be done and 30th Avenue opened by 3 p.m. for school traffic.
The burning will then move to East 17th at Willison, where fire crews will be working along 17th back to the west for a half mile.
HFD is conducting the burning to help lessen some of the wildfire danger in those areas. The burning is expected to last for several weeks.