A volunteer with a water pack keeps an eye on the burning meadow during Thursday morning’s controlled burn at Wolf Run Park. The volunteers, along with others armed with flappers, wear fire-resistant suits and watch to make sure the fire does not escape the area being burned.

Chuck Martin/News A volunteer with a water pack keeps an eye on the burning meadow during Thursday morning’s controlled burn at Wolf Run Park. The volunteers, along with others armed with flappers, wear fire-resistant suits and watch to make sure the fire does not escape the area being burned. Buy Now

 


MOUNT VERNON — Uncontrolled fire can be a destructive force, but fire can also be a force for health and rejuvenation, especially for prairies and meadows.

Thursday morning, a group of about a dozen volunteers, all experienced at conducting controlled burns, gather at Wolf Run Park to conduct burn of three meadow areas in the southeast section of the park, a total of 25 or 30 acres.

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