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Planned burn held at park

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:18 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:41 p.m. CDT
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Grant Afflerbaugh, site superintendent for Castle Rock State Park, extinquishes a portion of a controlled burn Friday. Crews burned several acres of the park's Nature Preserve as part of their spring maintenance. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Motorists who noticed a lot of smoke while driving on Ill. 2 through Castle Rock State Park last Friday need not have worried.

Park officials conducted a planned burn of the park’s 710-acre preserve, located in the center of the 2,000 acre park located south of Oregon.

The burn was located north of Wilderness Road and on the west side of Ill. 2.

Site superintendent Grant Afflerbaugh said several hundred acres of the was successfully burned.

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