More prescribed burns in the Chippewa National Forest

The Chippewa National Forest announced another planned burn that could start as early as today.

The controlled burn is about 153 acres near the Woodtick trail, six miles south of Walker.

While fire crews are on location, columns of smoke may be visible from a long distance and smoke may cross over roads adjacent to the burn area. If smoke is encountered on the roadways, drivers should slow down and turn on their vehicle lights.

In addition, drivers in the area of prescribed fire operations should drive with caution and be aware of fire crews and equipment. Operations by fire crews will reduce the potential for wildfires by reducing hazardous fuel loads.

Prescribed fire restores a once-occurring natural process for which our ecosystems rely on for fire-adapted plants and trees.

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