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Prescribed Fire Alert for Bartow, Chattooga, Cherokee, Floyd, Gordon, And Walker Counties
Thursday, March 8, 2018- 12:45 p.m.
PRESS RELEASE 
 
A prescribed fire will be conducted Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Chattooga County. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Bartow, Chattooga, Cherokee, Floyd, Gordon, and Walker counties, will cover 1,666 acres and is being carried out by the U.S. Forest Service.
 
The prescribed burn is being conducted by trained practitioners to improve wildlife habitat and to facilitate forest regeneration. It is a safe way to apply a natural process and reduce the risk of wildfires. The burn should be complete by 6:30 p.m.
 
Note: For more information on this prescribed burn, contact Jeff Gardner at 706-934-4332.