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Controlled burn planned on game land Tuesday

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission said it plans to conduct a controlled burn Tuesday on 271 acres of State Game Land 210 in Jefferson Township, Dauphin County.

Controlled burns are used to improve the forest habitat, in this case to increase the number of oak seedlings growing into mature trees. The fire will enable oak seedlings to sprout and grow without interference from surrounding vegetation.

The Game Commission said an 8-foot wide fire break established around the burn area will serve as a barrier between the fire and the surrounding forest.

Access to the site will be restricted. Only people associated with the burn will be allowed near the site, and trained staff will be on hand with numerous pieces of fire equipment and water resources, the agency said.

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