Prescribed burn underway in West Point

Prescribed burn underway in West Point

WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) - Troup County residents may see smoke throughout the area.

A prescribed burning is underway at West Point Project near West Point Lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is burning more than 2,100 acres of timberland to improve wildlife habitats in the area surrounding the reservoir. Each winter, the Corps works with Forestry Commissions in both Alabama and Georgia using controlled burning to improve wildlife habitats.

Park rangers say controlled burning will also reduce wildlife risk on the public property.

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