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Originally published: 2013-03-15 11:06:43
Last modified: 2013-03-15 11:06:43

Prescribed burn in Caldwell Friday and Saturday

by Staff Reports

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn Friday and Saturday on 350 acres of the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest in Caldwell County. The prescribed burn will reduce the amount of fuel on the forest floor, preventing catastrophic wildfire and reducing risks to nearby communities.


The burn will take place off of Maple Sally Road near Adams Mountain. The southern portion of Wilson Ridge Trail will be closed during the prescribed burn. Loose Mountain Trail will also be closed.


Public safety is the highest priority during a prescribed burn, the Forest Service stated.