2017 Prescribed Fire

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2017 Prescribed Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 4/14/2017

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Chestnut Ridge Prescribed Fire April 10 2017

Update: As of April 13 about 3,034 acres have been treated with prescribed fire in the Greenbrier Ranger District on Guinn Ridge and Chestnut Ridge.

Monongahela National Forest fire managers will conduct prescribed fires on 3,425 acres of Forest Service land in three locations the week of April 9, weather permitting. The three planned burns include:

  • Chestnut Ridge (1,579 acres) is located in Pocahontas County east of Green Bank
  • Guinn Ridge (1,462 acres) is located in Pocahontas County east of Green Bank.
  • Rucker Gap (384 acres) is located to the east of Neola in Greenbrier County.

Area residents and travelers 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.


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Monongahela National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
West Virginia
Elkins, WV 26241

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