Controlled burned in the Tuskegee National Forest today | Environment
The Tuskegee National Forest is planning to burn approximately 1,250 acres today. Forest Service roads 900, 906, 910, CR54 and Hwy 186 form portions of this burn boundary and should be traveled with caution. During today’s burn, the public will notice Forest Service fire crews and equipment. Smoke will be visible from Interstate 85, Highway 186 Highway 29 and Highway 80 .
The wind is expected to be out of the north and carry the smoke to the south towards the interior of the Tuskegee National Forest. As the temperatures cool later today, the smoke may begin to settle down in Choctafaula Creek drainage along highway 186. Some settling may also occur around the general area of the burn. Signs will be posted along Interstate 85, Hwy 186 and on Forest Service roads as needed. If encountering smoke on roadways, please slow down, use your low-beam headlights and exercise caution when encountering prescribed burning operations.
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 or Tuskegee National Forest at 334-727-2652.
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