SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Talladega National Forest Talladega Ranger District is planning to burn 243 acres today, three miles east of Sylacauga and three miles north of Holman Crossroad.

Forest Service Rd. 603 and Hwy. form portions of the burn boundary, and should be traveled with caution. Smoke may be visible on Hwy. 148 and Hwy. 280.

As temperatures cool later today, smoke may begin to settle. Signs will be posted if needed. If encountering smoke, please slow down, turn on your low-beam lights and use caution when encountering burning operations.

Remember, a prescribed burn is a controlled fire ignited by professionally trained and experienced Forest Service personnel. A prescribed burn is carefully planned to improve the health of your national forest. If you have any questions, please contact the Talladega National Forest Fire Dispatch at (334) 241-8105.

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