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If you see smoke in Fort Huachuca, don’t worry

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Written by: Genesis Lara

FORT HUACHUCA (KVOA) -- If you see smoke coming from Fort Huachuca, don't worry, it's a prescribed burn that will be ignited Wednesday morning.

Fort Huachuca, along with the U.S. Forest Service and other local fire agencies, are expected to begin burning grass and brush between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and will last up to two hours, according to a press release from the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office.

Besides reducing the risk for future wildfires, the controlled burn will also provide wildfire training for military personnel.

Fort Huachuca has a wildfire burn across the installation in Sierra Vista at least once every three to seven years.

The scheduled burns may change due to weather or other contributing factors.

Similar controlled fire burns  are expected to continue throughout the year.

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