~ Press release provided by U.S. Forest Service
• Location: The 600-acre Waonaze burn unit is located in Fort Valley on Green Mountain. Peters Mill Run Trail (#433/Forest State Road 1702) borders the burn on the west and Kings Crossing (FSR 1958) borders the burn on the east.
• Date and Time: The Forest Service plans to begin ignitions on Monday, April 4, 2022 if weather conditions are appropriate. This prescribed burn will be completed in one day. Firefighters will continue to monitor the area for several days after the burn.
• Objective: Prescribed burns keep the public and property safe by reducing the buildup of dried leaves and wood in nearby forest land that can lead to uncontrolled wildfires.
• Additional Information: Peters Mill Run Trail (#433/FSR 1702) will be monitored during the burn and may be temporarily closed. For your safety, please follow posted signs and comply with trail closures when they occur.
Depending on wind direction, this controlled burn may have lingering smoke effects. Residents of Fort Valley and Edinburg and travelers on State Route 675 may see or smell smoke.
For the most up-to-date information visit the inciweb site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7945/ .
For more information on our prescribed burn program, please contact the Lee Ranger District at (540) 984-4101 or visit our website www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj.
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Forest Service conducting prescribed burn along river near Rileyville on Friday, March 4
4 p.m. burning law in effect through April 30
USDA Joint Chiefs’ funding awarded to national forests for habitat restoration
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