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Pine Creek Rx units F and G

Unit Information

Wayne National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Ohio
Nelsonville, OH 45764

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Incident Contact

Dawn McCarthy
Phone: 740-753-0101
Hours: M-F 8-4:30

Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests, according to scientists who study native plants, birds, and other wildlife. That’s why the Wayne National Forest uses fire as a tool to restore southern Ohio forests. Prescribed fire is a planned fire that is overseen by professional firefighters. Fall marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professionals plan to burn up to 623 acres between Oct. 15 and Dec. 31, 2019, on the Ironton Ranger District. Areas include the following:

Pine Creek Unit F Prescribed Burn

Size: Approximately 281 acres

Location: Lawrence County, Decatur Township, in the vicinity of Howard Ridge

Pine Creek Unit G Prescribed Burn

Size: Approximately 342 acres

Location: Lawrence County, Decatur Township, in the vicinity of Howard Ridge

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationWayne National Forest Ironton Ranger District
Coordinates38.725 latitude, -82.682 longitude

Current Situation

Size623 Acres
Fuels Involved

hardwoods, leaf litter