US Forest Service Continues Controlled Burns Across Area

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Photo courtesy of USFS : Crewmen with the US Forest Service continued their planned (prescribed) burns of this area called Archer Knob located in Augusta County, Virginia on Thursday - April 28, 2022
Photo courtesy of USFS : Crews with the US Forest Service continued their planned (prescribed) burns of this area called Archer Knob located in Augusta County, Virginia on Thursday – April 28, 2022

Central Virginia Blue Ridge

If you were out Thursday afternoon, particularly south of Brents Gap in Southern Nelson County, you saw thick white smoke in the air. Some folks though a large fire had broken out across the area. That’s not totally wrong, but these fires were planned by the US Forest Service as part of an operation to help maintain the forests across the area.

Many other prescribed burns have been taking place across the area as well. To get the latest information you can visit the Incident Information System by clicking here.

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