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Prescribed Fire Operations of Fields Located at Big South Fork NRRA Planned for April 6-7, 2021

Firefighter conducting prescribed fire operations of a field
Firefighter conducting prescribed fire operations of a field


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News Release Date: April 6, 2021

Contact: Christopher Derman, 423-569-9778

National Park Service fire crews will conduct prescribed burn operations at Big South Fork NRRA April 6-7.

Locations to be burned are as follows:

  1. Monroe field: 24 acres
  2. Ledbetter A field: 11.8 acres
  3. Ledbetter B field: 19.6 acres
TOTAL: 55.4 acres

  1. Burke Fields: 20.7 acres
  2. Dewy Blevins/Gar Blevins field: 5.8 acres
TOTAL: 26.5 acres

Prescribed fire will reduce the spread of exotic plants, promote the regrowth of native species, and reduce hazardous forest fuels that have accumulated in the area.

Implementation of burn operations is dependent upon a variety of conditions. Prescribed fires are conducted within specific parameters including temperature, relative humidity, fuel moisture, and wind speed to name a few.

For more information about fields management at Big South fork NRRA, click here.

Please call 423-569-9778 for the latest information on the current status of any burn or associated closure.

Last updated: April 6, 2021

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