Smoke in the area believed to be from a prescribed burn at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Victoria area residents smelled and saw smoke Tuesday afternoon
Photo by Trey Meynig
VICTORIA, Texas – If you smelled or saw smoke outside Tuesday afternoon, you weren’t alone.
Around 3:30 p.m. several Victoria residents reported smelling smoke in the area but don’t worry, fire department personnel think it was from a controlled burn outside the county.
“I believe it is from a prescribed burn at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge,” says Fire Marshal, Thomas Legler.
The fire poses no serious harm to the community. People with sensitivity to air pollutants and/or smoke should limit their time outside when this occurs. Staying indoors is recommended.
The Victoria County Public Health Department released the following:
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