LFD to conduct controlled burn at Lake Park on Saturday

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A controlled fire helped restore the Flower Mound in March, 2017. (Photo by Phil Plank)

Lewisville Fire Department will perform a controlled burn Saturday, Sept. 23, on a small part of Lake Park,

Weather permitting, the burn will start at about 1 p.m. in the bluebonnet field at Mill Street and Sandy Beach Road. South winds are expected to blow the smoke over Lewisville Lake and away from the adjacent neighborhood. Sustained changes in the wind could delay the burn.

The burn is intended to help restore wildflower growth in the field, which will be seeded afterward by Lewisville Parks & Recreation Department. It also will be used as a training exercise by Lewisville FD and several other nearby fire departments, and by parks personnel.

The land is part of Lewisville Lake Park, which is leased by the city from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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