SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Talladega Ranger District is planning to burn 327 acres today, Feb. 22, 17 miles south of Talladega and 4 miles east of Sylacauga.

Forest service roads 601 and 609 form portions of this burn boundary and should be traveled with care. Smoke will be visible from AL 21, Al 148, Forest Service Road 601 and the city of Sylacauga.

The wind is expected to be out of the south and carry the smoke to the north towards Talladega. As the temperatures cool later today, the smoke may begin to settle down Tallaseehatchee Creek towards Lake Howard and Oldfield Rd. Some settling may also occur around the general area of the burn. Signs will be posted if needed.

If encountering smoke, please sow down, turn on your low-beam lights and use caution when encountering burning operations.

If you have any questions, please contact the the Talladega Ranger District at 256-362-2909.

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