Mineral Wells Area News

Control Burn Smoke Lingering

Control Burn Smoke Lingering
November 17
10:03 2022

Don’t be alarmed if you step outside this morning and smell fire and notice a heavy presence of smoke.

Looking to the South from Atop Western Hills

Yesterday’s control burn by the city has left a smokey presence across parts of the community today.

MWAN reached to the fire department and they confirmed the smoke is from yesterday’s burn.

“We need the wind to pick up and move it out. Probably with in the hour the wind should increase and move the smoke out of town,” said MW Fire Chief Ryan Dunn.

Palo Pinto County officials lifted the burn ban on Monday after several days of wet conditions in the area made it safer to burn.

Remember before burning anything, it’s always a good practice to call the Sheriff’s office and let them know.

Looking East on Highway 180 towards downtown MW, motorists encountered lingering smoke from a controlled burn a day earlier.

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