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February 28, 2014

Visible smoke expected from prescribed burn in Walker County

A prescribed fire is being conducted today in Walker County. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Walker, and Whitfield counties, will be carried out by the U.S. Forest Service.

The prescribed burn is being conducted by trained practitioners to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels and improve wildlife habitat. It is a safe way to apply a natural process and reduce the risk of wildfires. The burn should be complete by 6 p.m.

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