Prescribed Burns Will Bring Back Smoke to Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will be off limits Wednesday for some unconventional yard work: prescribed burns.  Crews will be torching about 200 acres of the Civil War battle ground.

The National Park Service is readying a force of nearly 20 firefighters and 10 all terrain fire trucks to carefully weed out 200 acres of the battlefield — because that’s the way it looked before.

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