A prescribed burn southeast of Chadron last week mostly went according to plan, though officials were unable to complete the entire burn due to weather conditions.
The U.S. Forest Service burned 305 acres on the Collons Allotment seven miles southeast of Chadron west of Bordeaux Road Thursday. A second burn in the same area but closer to the road, which would have brought the total acreage to about 500, was called off Friday due to weather but will be rescheduled, said Erin Considine, the public information officer for the burn.
"The number of acres reflects the fire perimeter, not how much of the landscape ended up black. The fire burned in a manner where patches of green vegetation stand out like islands in the ocean. This is the result fire managers planned for," said a press release from the USFS Monday.