06/15/20 – US Forest Service, De Soto Ranger District, is planning a prescribed burn today in southwest Stone County, near the Harrison County line.

This planned prescribed burn will be 210 acres within burn block 9365. The burn is located on West McHenry road and Perkinston – Silver Run road, and is within the Little Biloxi Wildlife Management Area. Smoke will be noticeable on these roads, as well as Hickman Tower road and Forest Service road 408A.

The purpose of this burn is hazardous fuel reduction, longleaf pine restoration, and habitat improvement for gopher tortoise.

Crews, and engines will be working in these locations today. Please use caution in the area.

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