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Prescribed burns scheduled for Ino, Lake Vermilion areas

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The U.S. Forest Service will be doing prescribed burns this week in northern Wisconsin.

Authorities say the burns will be at Moquah Barrens, which is located north of Ino.

The burns are scheduled to begin Wednesday, and will happen over the next four to five days.

Officials say smoke from the burns will be visible from great distances, and may impact visibility in the nearby communities. 

Meanwhile, the Superior National Forest West Zone Fire Program is planning several prescribed fires on the Kawishiwi, LaCroix and Laurentian Ranger Districts, which cover Ely, Cook and Aurora.

Two prescribed fires are close to being ready on Norwegian Point, and Norwegian Island on Lake Vermilion.

Officials say if the weather and fuel conditions hold up, the Norwegian Point fire could be started as soon as Thursday.

These prescribed burns are designed to meet numerous forest management objectives.

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