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Prescribed Burns announced for today February 28

Ouachita National Forest ServicePrescribed Fire Notice

Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

NOTICE: National forest fire managers are currently conducting prescribed burns in areas across the Ouachita National Forest and the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. This notice provides information on the day’s expected activities.

 

Prescribed burns expected to occur today, Friday, February 28, 2020, include:

 

Ouachita National Forest

Oklahoma Ranger District                         County:  McCurtain

Vicinity:  Hochatown                                       Acres:  6658

Mena-Oden Ranger District                          County:  Scott

Vicinity:  Blackfork                                          Acres:  67

Mena-Oden Ranger District                          County:  Polk

Vicinity:  Athens                                              Acres:  127

Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District County:  Yell

Vicinity:  Rover                                                Acres:  496

Caddo-Womble Ranger District                    County:  Montgomery

Vicinity:  Langley                                             Acres:  963

Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District            County:  Scott

Vicinity:  Waldron                                           Acres:  162

Ozark-St Francis National Forests

Big Piney Ranger District                               County:  Van Buren

Vicinity:  Jerusalem                                         Acres:  1356

Big Piney Ranger District                               County:  Conway

Vicinity:  Jerusalem                                         Acres:  1436

Big Piney Ranger District                               County:  Pope

Vicinity:  Bee Branch                                       Acres:  1072

 

A prescribed fire is one that is ignited by highly trained fire personnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specific resource objectives.

 

 

Daily prescribed fire updates can also be found at: www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita or by calling 1-888-243-1042.

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