As part of a joint project to enhance Tucson Water’s Mosquito Abatement Program at the Sweetwater Wetlands, and to provide a firefighting exercise for the Tucson Fire Department, the two City departments have scheduled this year’s controlled burn for Monday, March 4. The alternate date is March 11.
Sweetwater Wetlands is located at 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive, west of Prince and I-10. People who may be sensitive to smoke generated by the controlled burn are asked to take precautionary measures or avoid the area. Residents and businesses within a 1-mile radius have been notified by mail.
Since 2002, the Tucson Water and the Tucson Fire departments have conducted annual controlled burns at the wetlands. This has been successful in helping control mosquito populations, while providing valuable fire suppression training.