If you see some smoke near Fontenelle Forest today and Monday don't be alarmed. The Fontenelle Forest Prescribed Fire Crew has informed the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Fire Department that due to ideal weather conditions they will start their prescribed fire season.
In the next few days, the staff at Fontenelle Forest anticipates two days of prescribed fire, weather dependent.
1. Saturday, November 5 – They are planning to burn the inside of the Third Loop of the Boardwalk and inside Ridge Trail. Anticipated ignition time is 2PM.
2. Monday, November 7 – They are planning to burn our Hawthorn Unit, with an anticipated ignition time of noon.
Maps of the two areas are included. Please note that in the 3rd Loop and Ridge map, the areas which are grey are the units we will be burning. If you have any questions about this prescribed burn, please contact Fontenelle Forest at 402-731-3140