The Naches Ranger District plans to burn about forty-five hundred Acres this fall in the Kaboom Unit Just North of Highway 12 - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

The Naches Ranger District plans to burn about forty-five hundred Acres this fall in the Kaboom Unit Just North of Highway 12

Naches, WA - If weather conditions permit and the Department of Natural Resources gives the "go ahead" 300 acres will be burned today in the Kaboom unit which is just north of highway 12.

The Naches Ranger District plans to burn about forty-five hundred acres this fall in an attempt to reduce wildfires. The controlled burn is also supposed to provide new grasses and shrubs for wildlife as well as nutrients for trees.

According to the Naches fire rangers smoke is the biggest consequence of any controlled burn, but back in may crews successfully burned over 3000 acres and managed to meet air pollution standards.

The fire rangers will try to keep the smoke away from heavily populated areas, but if you're in the Kaboom area or driving on highway 12 and see some smoke keep in mind that it is a controlled burn so fire crews have it under control.
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