A controlled burn was scheduled to begin Tuesday and continue through the end of the week at the Alderwood subdivision project at Fourth Street between Easy Street and Ransom Avenue. John Rapraeger Construction is burning in a pit and using fans to keep the heat intense and minimize smoke. Rapraeger is also using heavy to feed the piles into the burn pit.

Rapraeger has secured a burn permit from the Brookings fire chief and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Citizens called emergency officials last week when orange and dark gray smoke wafted into the skies during an unannounced slash burn at Borax’s Lone Ranch property.