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The Oscoda High School Fuel Break Project has begun

OSCODA, Mich. — The Huron Shores Ranger District has announced the start of the Oscoda High School Fuel Break Project.¬† The goal of the project is to reduce and treat vegetation within the wild land urban interface near Oscoda.

The project is a continuation of existing fuel breaks within the River Road and Grass Lake Road area which contain the Oscoda High School and several private residences.

According to Public Affairs Officer, Joshua Veal, the project is considered a preventative  measure to avoid wildfires in the area.  Veal said fires need fuel, heat, and oxygen in order to work and he explained how the area is made safe for firefighters in case they have to engage in a wildfire.

Veal added that most fires in Michigan are human caused and he asks that people assist with fire prevention when they can.

the project is set to be completed in the spring of 2021.