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Big Mountain Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Julie Fosbender
Phone: 304-635-4446

Kelly Bridges
Phone: 304-642-2864

Control lines being established today

Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
Announcements – 4/2/2019

Fire staff are creating control lines around the Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Area today. Control lines contain the fire by removing fuel sources (leaves, brush, etc.) in the line and are created using hand tools and leaf blowers.

Control lines are often strengthened by “blacklining” or burning areas adjacent to the control line to make it wider. If conditions are favorable, blacklining may occur in the Big Mountain Prescribed Burn Area today, April 2.