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(Neb)-SWANN Will Try Again Tuesday To Burn Brush Pit

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/05/2018 10:19 AM
CHADRON - SWANN, the Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska, is hoping the 3rd time's the charm for burning one of the two brush pits at its Chadron transfer station.  

      Operations director Duane Rhembrandt says they won't burn if the wind is too high, posing a threat of the fire spreading, and they won't burn if the wind isn't from the south or southwest to blow the smoke away from Chadron.

       One or both of those factors scrapped planned burns the past 2 weeks, but Rhembrandt says tomorrow's forecast calls for mild winds from the southwest - about perfect for burning the brush pit.

      Rhembrant says SWANN has also received an OK for the burn from the Chadron Fire Chief - his son, Jack.

      Only brush and wood debris will be burned, no garbage, and SWANN's other brush pit will remain open during the burn.

     SWANN isn't the only one doing or getting ready to do some burning. The Pine Ridge Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands is taking advantage of the weekend snow to burn more slash piles.

      Those being burned this time are southeast of Chadron near The Cliffs, with Forest Service officials saying smoke may be visible from Chadron as well as from Hwys 20 and Hwy 385.


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