Last Updated on February 24, 2021 10:15 am
February 23, 2021 -The Grandfather Ranger District is planning a 1,950-acre prescribed fire in the Lake James burn unit. This burn is planned within the next several weeks.
The dates for the burns and the actual number of units burned will depend upon weather conditions. Burning days are changeable because the proper conditions are needed; wind and relative humidity are key factors in fire behavior, safety, and smoke control. Prescribed burning will only occur when environmental conditions permit.
The goal of this fire is to reduce the risk of wildfires and help create a healthier, more diverse and more resilient forest that can better support wildlife.