Martha’s Vineyard Fire Partnership conducted burns in Edgartown and West Tisbury

The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership (MVPFP) planned to hold a controlled burn at Kanomika Neck in Edgartown Saturday.

A burn was also conducted on Friday, April 8 at the Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Triangle property in Edgartown, west of Katama Airport along Herring Creek Road.

Smoke was visible Friday morning west of State Road, between North Road and Panhandle Road. In the afternoon, smoke was visible above Katama.

Controlled burns reduce the amount of fuel available for wild fires. Burns also help restore natural areas, according to the Partnership.

MVPFP member organizations include Mass Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, Polly Hill Arboretum, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, and The Trustees of Reservations.