Prescribed Burn in West Bend 04-23-14
Photos by John Ehlke
EC3 Environmental Consulting member Peter Ziegler of Richfield walks along one of the hills that just burned to check different areas of one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday afternoon in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. <br/><br/> Fire spreads across the prairie fields during a prescribed burn performed by members of EC3 Environmental Consulting out of Baraboo at one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday afternoon in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. A member of EC3 Environmental Consulting out of Baraboo watches the outlining lines of the controlled burn at one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday afternoon in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. <br/><br/> EC3 Environmental Consulting member Peter Ziegler of Richfield watches one of the areas near a hill at one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday afternoon in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. <br/><br/> EC3 Environmental Consulting member Peter Ziegler of Richfield watches one of the areas near a hill at one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday afternoon in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. <br/><br/> EC3 Environmental Consulting member Peter Ziegler of Richfield walks along the sidewalk through a rolling smoke as he checks one of the lines of fires at one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday afternoon in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. <br/> Smoke rolls across one of the hills during a prescribed burn performed by members of EC3 Environmental Consulting out of Baraboo at one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday afternoon in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. <br/><br/>
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