Controlled burn taking place in Tuskegee National Forest Tuesday

Controlled burn taking place in Tuskegee National Forest Tuesday
1200 acres are a part of Tuesday's controlled burn

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - If you see smoke while driving in Macon County Tuesday, it's more than likely part of a controlled burn in Tuskegee's National Forest.

According to Tuskegee National Forest officials, the controlled burn will take place over approximately 1200 acres Tuesday on several forest service roads. Those roads include 906, 908, 916, and County Road 54.

During the burn, the public may notice forest service crews and equipment. Smoke from the burn may also be visible from Highway 29, Highway 186 and Interstate 85, officials say.

The wind Tuesday is expected to be out of the northeast which may carry smoke to the southwest towards the city of Tuskegee. As temperatures cool, officials say the smoke may begin to settle down in the general area of the burn around Highway 186.

Officials stress that a controlled burn is ignited and controlled by professionals and is essential for the health of the national forest.

If you have questions, please contact the Alabama Fire Dispatch at 334-241-8107 or the Tuskegee National Forest at 334-727-2652 or 334-313-0260.

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