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Prescribed fire exercise at Enders Reservoir SRA set for April 3

LINCOLN, Neb. – A prescribed fire exercise is scheduled for April 3 at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area in Chase County.

Portions of the SRA will be closed temporarily to public access during the exercise.

The Imperial Volunteer Fire Department is conducting the training, along with other area volunteer fire departments, Nebraska State Fire Marshall’s Training Division, Nebraska State Forest Service, and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Other departments also will assist and train.

The objectives are to reduce the wildfire potential on the SRA, lessen the risk of wildfire to the town of Enders, train local fire departments and Game and Parks staff, and control eastern red cedar and invasive species.

The temporarily closed portions of the SRA will be Center Dam Campground, Area B Campground, No Name Bay and Crappie Bay.

Limited access may be required into the private cabin area, depending on conditions. Access to Church Grove Campground and Cow Beach Day Use Area will be via 335 Avenue from Highway 6, just east of Imperial. County Road 733 will be closed from the town of Enders west to Cow Beach Day Use Area. Access to the Main Area Campground will be available at the main entrance off Highway 61.

Users of open areas of the SRA may encounter light to moderate smoke. Access in those areas could be restricted if smoke levels are determined to be unsafe.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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