Prescribed Burn Today

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn in Scott and Wise counties today. Officials say the 1,603-acre prescribed burn unit is located about two miles from north Dungannon and adjacent to State Route 664 and Forest Road 700. Ramey Branch Creek and Little Stony Creek are also adjacent to the burn unit.The objective is to reduce the buildup of dry leaves and wood in forested areas that can lead to uncontrolled wildfires.Smoke may be seen or smelled in Coeburn, Dungannon, and along Highway 72, according to forestry officials.

Source: MG News

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