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Forest Service Conducting Planned Page County Burn

11 April 2019 Luray/Page County News


The Forest Service has been conducting a prescribed hazard reduction burn across 1,500 acres in the Shenandoah Valley.

The burn began yesterday (4/10/2019), lasted overnight, and will continue today at Catback Mountain near the Fort Valley and Page County areas. The planned blaze will create open areas where a diverse mix of grasses, plants, and wildflowers will grow to provide new food and cover for wildlife. Crews constructed and designated firebreaks ahead of time to ensure the fire does not leave the burn area. Officials are advising Page County residents that smoke may be visible for a few days after the burn takes place.

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