WITTS SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Forest managers with a pair of national forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma have set prescribed burns.
Burns such as those set for Thursday can help rebuild habitats and remove invasive species.
Three burns are set in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, all around Witts Springs, Ark., and in an area of about 3,500 acres.
Another burn is set in the Ouachita National Forest near Haw Creek Acres in Le Flore County, Okla. It will be in an area of about 1,100 acres.
A prescribed fire is one that is ignited by highly trained fire personnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specific resource objectives.
Certain weather conditions such as certain humidity and winds must be present before a burn.
Prescribed fire updates can be found at: www.fs.usda.gov/ouachita