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GWJ National Forest Prescribed Burns

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

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Prescribed burn scheduled in Bath County, VA tomorrow, Saturday, April 23

GWJ National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
News – 4/22/2022

Location:  The Coffee Pot burn area is located one-mile southwest of Millboro Springs and seven miles west of Goshen.

Date and Time:  Forest Service fire specialists plan to begin the 344-acre burn on Saturday, April 23. You may see smoke from this prescribed burn for several days.

  Purpose: Prescribed burns improve wildlife habitat by restoring open woodlands and grasslands to the forest landscape. Additional Information and Road Closures:  The Coffee Pot Road (Forest Road #462) may be temporarily closed. The prescribed burn is expected to have lingering smoke effects in the Millboro Springs area and along the State Route 42 and State Route 39 corridors.   Safety is the Forest Service’s top priority, and Forest fire managers will conduct prescribed burn only under appropriate weather conditions.   For the most up-to-date information visit the inciweb site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7945/ and follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/GWJNF and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GWJNF  2022_04_23-10.12.36.992-CDT.jpeg