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I noticed while driving on the Kansas Turnpike the other day there were work crews collecting and piling up dead wood on the side of the road and then setting those piles on fire. Is this legal?

Lisa Callahan, director of public relations with the Kansas Turnpike Authority, said the practice is done by the authority, and it is legal. She said the authority gets permission to burn the deadwood and brush alongside the turnpike from the proper county authorities. She said the authority waited until after recent rains to burn the wood because previously it had been too dry.


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