Plano Fire Department to conduct 3 controlled burns at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

The Plano Fire Department will conduct three controlled burns in the city's Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.

The Plano Fire Department will conduct three controlled burns in the city's Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.

Plano residents may notice smoke in the sky at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve sometime between Jan. 23-Feb. 13 as the city of Plano works to conduct a series of three controlled burns.

Kym Hughes, the supervisor of Plano’s natural resources district, said the burns are intended to treat a build-up thatch and invasive plant species in the area, as well as serve as a training opportunity for the city’s fire department.

Hughes said the Plano Fire Department will not make a decision on when it will conduct the burns until the morning of due to potential unforeseen environmental and weather conditions.

The city conducted a similar burn at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in November 2017.