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Nantahala Ranger District planning to conduct 894-acre prescribed burn today


FRANKLIN, NC (March 21, 2022) – The Nantahala Ranger District is planning to conduct a 894-acre prescribed burn today, March 21st.
For visitor and firefighter safety the Appalachian Trail will be temporarily closed for the day between Wayah Bald and Burningtown Gap.
The goal of this prescribed burn is to reduce fuels to help reduce the risk of wildfires.

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