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Fort Benning conducts controlled burning on post

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

Crews are conducting control burns on post.  A community notice issued Tuesday says that Public Works will perform prescribed burns in the central and northern portions of Fort Benning.   

It's predicted that winds will be favorable and smoke is not expected to escape post.

Experts say controlled burns help maintain the longleaf pine forests that were once vast the southeast – making up 90 million acres. 

Today, there are only 3 million acres of long leaf pine forests left.

Residents can call the post for additional information at 706-545-2238.

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