BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – If you see smoke coming from around Barksdale Air Force Base, not to worry: the 2nd Civil Engineer SquadronIS conducting controlled burns on the East Reservation starting.

The controlled burning started Thursday at 10:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m.

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The area to be burned totals 410 acres and will reduce the risk of a wildfire by removing the underbrush that can cause a potential wildfire to spread quickly.