10/15/20 – US Forest Service, De Soto Ranger District, is planning a prescribed burn today in southwest George County, near the Stone County line.

This planned prescribed burn will be 49 acres within burn block 8566. The burn is located between Vestry Road and Walker Road, about 1.5 miles east of Highway 15. Smoke may be noticeable on Vestry Road, and possibly from Highway 15.

The purpose of this burn is site preparation for longleaf pine restoration and hazardous fuel reduction.

Crews, and engines will be working in this location today. Please use caution in the area.

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