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US Forest Service schedules prescribed burn in Grandfather Ranger District in Avery County

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NEWLAND, North Carolina — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a prescribed burn on about 550 acres in Pisgah National Forest in Avery County.

A statement from the forest service says the burn planned for Tuesday is in the Grandfather Ranger District. The goal is to help reduce debris and hazardous fuels that could contribute to severe fires. It will also help reduce the frequency of destructive fires that could threaten communities, as well as promote healthier, more diverse and more resilient forests.

The agency will conduct the burn as part of the Grandfather Restoration Project in cooperation with the N.C. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.

No roads or trails will be closed. Signs and personnel will be in place warning forest visitors.

The burn will be visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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