The City of Sierra Vista Public Works Department will conduct a controlled burn at the Environmental Operations Park on Thursday from about 9 a.m. to noon and residents may see significant smoke on the east side of Sierra Vista.
This controlled burn at the City wastewater treatment facility will address a dried-out cell of wetland and will aid in mosquito abatement. Controlled burns are part of the annual maintenance plan for the facility, with several burns typically occurring in advance of each spring. This is the only burn planned for this summer and fall.
The Environmental Operations Park is located at 6801 Highway 90 and the burns sometimes produce smoke on the east side of Sierra Vista that can be seen from several miles away. The schedule of the burn is subject to change based on weather conditions on Thursday morning.