Prescribed burn, at Tyler State Park, should help fend off wildfire outbreak

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 7:02pm

SMITH COUNTY - Just like many places in East Texas, at Tyler State Park, it doesn't take much to start a fire.
One of the big reason to burn now, is the fuel, or plant life on the ground which in abundance and in a dry season can spread fire like, well a wildfire.
In addition, we're told it can kill some undesired species of plants while giving others, some of which feed wild life, an opportunity to grow but another reason, scenery.
Bill Smart with Tyler State Park tells KFXK, "Before we do the burns, normally the woods are so thick with growth that people can't actually walk in the woods so when we do these burns we open that up more and it allows more access to the woods."



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