Monongahela National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
200 Sycamore Street
Elkins, WV 26241
Blacklining has begun along the control lines (aka fire lines) that encircle the North Fork Prescribed Burn area. When blacklining, fire managers burn fuels adjacent to a control line to widen the line before igniting a prescribed burn. Blacklining is usually done in heavy fuels adjacent to a control line during periods of low fire danger to reduce heat on holding crews and lessen chances for spotting across control line.
You may see or smell smoke during blacklining operations.