OBITUARIES OBITUARIES ARCHIVE
OPINIONS HOME/LAND TRANSCATIONS

Get Breaking News

Enter your email address to sign up.

April 20, 2014

choose text size bigger text smaller text
Originally published: 2013-12-19 09:11:03
Last modified: 2013-12-19 09:18:01

Prescribed burn in Caldwell today

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn Thursday, Dec. 19, in northern Caldwell County on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest.

The Forest Service will conduct the 200-acre burn in the Thunderhole Creek area to reduce hazardous fuels and help protect local communities from catastrophic wildfire.

Public safety is the highest priority during a prescribed burn. Smoke may be visible in Caldwell, Avery, and Watauga counties, including the towns of Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville, Foscoe and Collettsville. Drivers should use caution when traveling in these areas, as there may be smoke and firefighters on the roads. The Forest Service will conduct modeling to ensure appropriate weather conditions and reduce the effects of smoke, USFS officials said.

The following partners are assisting with the project: North Carolina Forest Service; Blue Ridge Parkway; Blowing Rock Fire Department; The Nature Conservancy; and Collettsville Volunteer Fire Department.

For more informationi, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/.
 
For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.


ASU Sports

Local Business Marketplace

Find more businesses on HighCountryMarketplace.com

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care
Home & Garden · Hotels & Lodging Restaurants
Retail · Recreation · Real Estate & Rentals · Services

Blowing Rock My Hometown