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Controlled Burn in the Bankhead

By Craig Moore, U.S. Forest Service
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 9:03 AM
https://hbtv.us/news/?story_id=2978

The Bankhead National Forest is planning to burn 1238 acres today near Ashridge Community in Winston County.  During today’s burn, the public will notice Forest Service fire crews and equipment.  Smoke may also be visible on Winston County Road 60 and AL HWY 195, located South and West of this burn area.

The wind is expected to be out of the South and carry the smoke to the North towards Moulton.  As the temperatures cool later today, the smoke may begin to settle down the Caney Creek drainage.  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 Bankhead Fire Dispatch at 205-489-5111.

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