Monongahela National Forest fire managers could potentially conduct prescribed fires on 3,425 acres of Forest Service land in three locations starting Saturday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 11. A helicopter will be used on these burns. The three planned burns include: • Chestnut Ridge (1,579 acres) is located in Pocahontas County east of Green Bank. This unit was first burned in 2009-10. This entry will complete the second burn planned for this unit for vegetative management. • Guinn Ridge (1,462 acres) is located in Pocahontas County east of Green Bank. This unit was first burned in 2011. This entry will complete the second burn planned for this unit for vegetative management. • Rucker Gap (384 acres) is located to the east of Neola in Greenbrier County. This will be the first entry of two burns planned for this unit. Area residents and travelers through the area may see or smell smoke from these prescribed fires. If you encounter smoke on the highway, slow down, turn on your vehicle’s lights and drive appropriately for the conditions. Local radio stations will be alerted to burn activities ahead of time. Signs will be posted on roads near all prescribed burn areas prior to and when burning is in progress. For more information contact the Greenbrier Ranger Station at 304-456-3335 or the White Sulphur office of the Marlinton-White Sulphur Ranger District at 304-536-2144. View the full news release: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD534829 Incident information is also posted on INCIWEB: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
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