Prescribed burns set today and tomorrow in Uwharries
The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct prescribed burns today and tomorrow on the Uwharrie National Forest.
The Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn today on about 700 acres near State Road 1005 and the Pleasant Grove community.
Tomorrow, the Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn on about 1,000 acres in the Badin Recreation area (Narrows Dam) with the help of a helicopter.
The prescribed burns will help remove hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, restore important fire-dependent species, and promote forest and ecosystem health. Prescribed burns can help prevent larger, high-severity wildfires, which could threaten private homes and property.
Public safety is the highest priority during prescribed burns.
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