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SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST TO CONDUCT PRESCRIBED BURN IN JACKSON FALLS AREA ON MARCH 18TH

HARRISBURG, III. (MARCH 17, 2016) – The U.S. Forest Service, Shawnee National Forest is planning to conduct a prescribed fire on Friday, March 18th 2016, weather permitting. The fire will be located in the Jackson Falls area about 6 miles southeast of Ozark, IL. The prescribed fire area involves about 130 acres. Fire personnel will carefully monitor smoke being generated during the prescribed burn. Members of the public can expect the bulk of smoke to be visible in mid-afternoon and dissipate after dark. Smoke will likely be most noticeable around the nearby communities.

For more information, or to confirm if the prescribed burn will take place as scheduled, call the Shawnee National Forest at (618) 253-7114 on the morning of the burn.