Controlled Burn Mistaken for Brush Fire


The smoke could be seen for miles. Many people were calling the Brownsville Fire Department concerned about a huge fire that could be seen near Port Isabel.

It turns out it was a controlled burn on the property of Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge. The controlled burn was supervised by game and fish officials.

The fire was started to clear brush and debris in order to promote new growth and make the area safer from fire danger.

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