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Fort Benning to conduct prescribed burns Saturday

Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil) Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)
(Source: Fort Benning Public Affairs) (Source: Fort Benning Public Affairs)
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

Fort Benning will conduct a prescribed burn throughout the A21 and DMPRC training areas Saturday.

The wind is predicted to keep smoke away from sensitive areas, but wind direction can change due to shifts in the weather.

Fort Benning burns acres of forested training lands each year to reduce the impact of wildfires, improve the usability of training lands, enhance wildlife habitat, and to protect personal property. 

Prescribed burning is planned to take place when the weather is favorable to control the direction of the smoke and the amount of brush that is burned. 

James Parker, Fort Benning Chief of Land Management, said although the wind can carry the smoke to areas across the valley, they try to cater burns on days where the wind will not blow into highway and housing areas.

“If you do come across smoke, close your doors close your windows,” said Parker. “Keep your internal heating or air conditioning on so the air already in your house can circulate.”

For more information on prescribed burns, call 706-545-2238 or click here

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