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Prescribed Burns in Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests


National forest fire managers are currently conducting prescribed burns in areas across the Ouachita National Forest and the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. This notice provides information on the day’s expected activities.

Prescribed burns expected to occur today, Monday, September 9, 2019 include:

Ouachita National Forest:
Oklahoma Ranger District – vicinity of Smithville, McCurtain County, 235 acres.
Jessieville-Winona Fourche Ranger District – vicinity of Story, Montgomery County, 406 acres.
Poteau – Cold Springs Ranger District – vicinity of Waldron, Scott County, 34 acres.

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests:
Big Piney Ranger District – vicinity of Jerusalem, Conway County, 155 acres.

A prescribed fire is one that is ignited by highly trained fire personnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specific resource objectives. Daily prescribed fire updates can also be found at: www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita or by calling 1-888-243-1042.

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