Prescribed fire alert for Walker, Gordon, Chattooga, Floyd and Whitfield counties
A prescribed fire will be conducted Saturday, March 9, in Walker County. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Walker, Gordon, Chattooga, Floyd and Whitfield counties, will be carried out by the U.S. Forest Service, Conasauga Ranger District.
The prescribed burn is being conducted by trained practitioners to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels and improve wildlife habitat. It is a safe way to apply a natural process and reduce the risk of wildfires. The burn should be complete by 6 p.m.