The Houston Parks and Recreation Department said that due to the amount of rainfall, the controlled burn at Sylvan Rodriguez Park near Ellington Field would need to be moved to the fall. It was originally set for April 26-28.
The burn was expected to help reduce the potential fire threats from accumulated vegetation, and when these occur, Houston firefighters and air quality experts are on hand to monitor.
According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, prescribed burns also help reduce hazardous fuels, reduce the spread of pests and disease and recycle nutrients back into the soil, among other benefits.
They are carefully planned events that are only carried out with the correct weather and fuel conditions, plus the proper fire equipment and personnel must be on site.
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