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A controlled prairie fire was conducted at Wolf Run Regional Park, Yauger Road in Mount Vernon, on Monday morning. Volunteers from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Knox County Park District, Brown Family Environmental Center and College/Monroe Township Fire Department were on hand for three burns inside the park. Another burn was scheduled for Honey Run Highlands. Request this photo

 

 

  • Joshua Morrison/News A controlled prairie fire was conducted at Wolf Run Regional Park, Yauger Road in Mount Vernon, on Monday morning. Volunteers from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Knox County Park District, Brown Family Environmental Center and College/Monroe Township Fire Department were on hand for three burns inside the park. Another burn was scheduled for Honey Run Highlands.

MOUNT VERNON — Periodic fires are part of a healthy lifestyle for prairies and meadows, so teams of volunteers organized by the Knox County Park District stage controlled burns on meadow areas at Wolf Run Regional Park and Honey Run Highlands.

They burned two areas and part of a third at Wolf Run on Monday morning. They will finish that area, which is next to Yauger Road, and move to Honey Run Highlands Park today, weather permitting, said Park District Operations Manager Doug McLarnan, who said everything went off without a problem.

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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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