Travis County Parks plans to conduct prescribed burns on the Pruitt Tract near East Metropolitan Park on December 7 and/or 8, 2022. The prescribed burns will be limited to pile burns that will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Travis County Parks is conducting the prescribed burns in cooperation with personnel from the local fire departments and natural resource agencies.
The prescribed burns are intended to reduce wildfire danger and improve ecosystem health. The pile burns are being conducted to remove heavy volumes of fuel and will be followed by routine prescribed burns in the future.
Smoke will be present for much of the day, but it is expected to be relatively light and limited to the area immediately adjacent to the piles.
No impacts are expected at East Metropolitan Park. The park is expected to remain open during the burn.
The Pruitt Tract is located at 8600 Burleson Manor Road, Manor, TX 78653.
Media note: The tract is closed to the public. There may be a PIO or staff available for interviews. Please call the Public Information Office for more information.
- Hector Nieto, Travis County PIO, 512-854-8740