Prescribed burn at park rescheduled

Fire to encompass 90 acres at Galveston Island State Park

GALVESTON, Texas - A prescribed burn scheduled to happen at Galveston Island State Park Thursday has been rescheduled to Friday because of gusty winds.

The fire will encompass 90 acres on the beach side of the park, south of FM 3005.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department said the purpose of the burn is to eliminate dead grass and wood species that have accumulated at the park. The agency says removing the brush will also help reduce the potential for wildfires.

Park officials will be there throughout the duration of the burn to monitor conditions.

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