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George Washington Jefferson NFs Rx Fire

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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
Roanoke, VA 24019

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Prescribed Burn in the Tract Mountain Area, Pulaski County

George Washington Jefferson NFs Rx Fire Prescribed Fire
News – 4/3/2021

Location: This 468-acre burn will take place in the Tract Mountain area, located northwest of Pulaski, Va. and east of Pondlick Road and Gatewood Reservoir.
Date and Time:  The Forest Service plans to begin ignitions on April 3, 2021, if weather conditions are appropriate.  This prescribed burn will be completed over one to two days.  Firefighters will continue to monitor the area for several days after the burn. 

Objectives:  Prescribed burns keep the public and homes safe by reducing the buildup of dried leaves and wood in nearby forest land that can lead to uncontrolled wildfires. They also create a mosaic of different aged trees and shrubs to improve wildlife habitat.
Additional Information:  Depending on wind direction, residents and travelers around the town of Pulaski and along Interstate 81 may smell and see smoke.For more information on our prescribed burn program, please contact the Eastern Divide Ranger District Office at (540) 552-4641, or follow us on twitter:

A map of prescribed burning units located on the Eastern Divide Ranger District is linked below. 

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