Forest Service to burn Conecuh this weekend

Published 6:02 pm Friday, February 14, 2020

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The U.S. Forest Service fire management personnel plan to conduct prescribed burns in the Conecuh National Forest this weekend depending on weather conditions.  The weather outlook on Saturday provides a prime opportunity to successfully burn more than 5,000 acres.

On Saturday, smoke may be visible from Highway 29, Highway 137, and Highway 4, as well as, Escambia County Road 11, Rome Road, and Covington County Road 3.  The wind direction is showing to be east and turning slightly southeast throughout the afternoon.

Depending on weather conditions, fire management personnel plan to continue to burn approximately 2,500 acres on Sunday and that same amount on Monday.

During these planned burns, there will be an increased presence of Forest Service crews and equipment along the borders and within the planned area for ignition.

Trails may be closed, as well as other recreational areas, roads and facilities to ensure public safety.

Please pay attention to any warning signs you encounter and avoid travel around burn areas when possible.  Continue to follow the National Forests in Alabama’s Facebook page for updated prescribed burn information.