U.S. Forest Service Prescribed Burn Notification-March 20, 2017

The Talladega National Forest – Shoal Creek Ranger District is planning to burn 600 acres today, at Coleman Horse Camp. FSR 553,500, and 553D form portions of the burn unit boundary, also the Talladega Ranger District is planning to burn 980 acres today, 5 miles east of Sylacauga, AL. Forest Service roads 601, 601B, 601D, 601E and 601K should be traveled with caution. Please read press release issued below for more information.

(Heflin, Al)  March 20, 2017—- The Talladega National Forest – Shoal Creek Ranger District is planning to burn 600 acres today, at Coleman Horse Camp. FSR 553,500, and 553D form portions of the burn unit boundary.  Please use caution while traveling in this area due to crews and vehicles present.

 

The wind is expected to be out of the south and carry the smoke to the north toward the middle of the forest.  Smoke will be visible from Hwy. 78, forest service roads 553, 500.

As the temperatures cool later today, the smoke may begin to settle down Shoal Creek Drainage and some settling may occur down.   Some settling may also occur around the general area of the burn. Signs will be posted if needed.  If encountering smoke on roadways, please slow down, turn on your low-beam headlights and use caution when encountering prescribed burning operations and smoke.

Remember, a prescribed burn is a controlled fire ignited by professionally trained and experienced Forest Service personnel.  A prescribed burn is carefully planned to improve the health of your national forest.  If you have any questions, please contact the Talladega Fire Dispatch at 256-362-7000.

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