Ground to be burned to revive plants at Truman Sports Complex

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you see smoke coming from the Truman Sports Complex Monday, don't be alarmed.

In an ongoing effort to make improvements, the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority (JCSCA) has scheduled a 'prescribed burn', which will blacken the grounds but stimulate plants and flowers.

According to a news release from JCSCA, prescribed burns are implemented only under specific conditions of wind direction, humidity and smoke dispersal. All required burn plans, smoke management plans, and notification of proper authorities, including the fire department, have been completed to ensure the safety of Complex employees, local traffic on surrounding roads and interstates, and Jackson County residents in the neighboring areas.

Total Resource Management, a natural resource consulting and contracting company specializing in land management, is conducting the burn. It says it has safely completed prescribed burns for more than 30 years in urban and wild land settings. Burn crew members have received accredited training and have both wildfire and prescribed fire experience.