The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be conducting a prescribed burn next week in the north Potholes area of the Columbia Wildlife Area.

The Moses Lake Fire Department says it will be close enough to I-90 that it will be visible from the road, but there is no reason to be alarmed.

The goal of the burn is to improve habitat for the northern leopard frog.

The last known population in the state of these frogs occupies that area.

The work is dependent on the weather, so the exact date and time have not been determined, but it is expected to last one to two days.

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