Prescribed Burn Planned for Avery County

Last Updated on July 7, 2014 2:29 pm

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow, July 8, on about 550 acres in Avery County, located on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest.

The Forest Service will conduct the one-day prescribed burn near Roseboro Rd. (FSR 981). The burn will help reduce woody debris and hazardous fuels that could contribute to high-severity fires. It will also help reduce the frequency of destructive fires that could threaten communities, as well as promote healthier, more diverse and more resilient forests. The agency will conduct the burn as part of the Grandfather Restoration Project in cooperation with the N.C. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.

No roads or trails will be closed. Visitors should heed all signs and be aware of smoke on Roseboro Rd. Signs and personnel will be in place warning forest visitors

The burn will be visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The safety of the public and firefighters is top priority.

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