The main objective of the tour is to teach students about the impacts wildfires have on land.
Ashley Blakely with Fire District 3 said it’s important for kids to learn how these fires are affecting our region’s ecosystem.
“Being able to take the children and students into this area and talking about what made it such a large fire and how it moved so quickly and how it impacted our community,” Blakely said. “I think they will be able to bring some concepts home and talk to parents about them but just really understand how fires work and what happens after a fire.”
The agencies involved are looking into holding a guided tour for the community in November.
NBC5 News at Sunrise co-anchor Allison Ross graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Before coming to NBC5 News, she was a reporter and anchor at KOMU in Columbia, MO and interned at FOX 25 News in Boston. Allison also spent six months reporting in Europe where she covered the European Commission.
When she’s not in the newsroom, Allison loves adventures. She enjoys traveling and is excited to explore the West Coast. Allison’s motto: “Try everything once!”