- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CAMERON, La. (AP) - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will conduct prescribed burns Wednesday on the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.

KPLC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nypOlQ ) impoundment Units 3A, 3B, 4 and their associated levees will be closed to the public, including archery white-tailed deer hunters. As a safety precaution, archery hunters must stay away from the burn areas, but are permitted to hunt in alternate locations within the refuge hunt area.

Prescribed burns are a commonly used habitat management tool. They help reduce the potential for wildfires, control invasive species and restore ecosystems.

For more information, contact Incident Information Officer Diane Borden-Billiot at 337-598-2216.

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Information from: KPLC-TV, http://kplctv.com

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