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WNF plans prescribed burn

Published 9:36am Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PEDRO — The Wayne National Forest Ironton Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed burning operations when weather permits now through May 30.

Areas include approximately 480 acres of the Youngs Branch area, which includes Decatur and Bloom Towships and approximately 1,956 acres of the Buckhorn area, which includes Decatur, Symmes and Washington Townships, according to a Wayne National Forest press release.

“I would encourage folks who would be out in the forest during this time to contact the Ironton Ranger District,” Gary Chancey, Wayne National Forest public affairs officer, said. “Typically burn areas are remote, but hunters and such should call to make sure where they are going is outside the target areas.”

The Wayne National Forest follows strict guidelines for conducing burns and takes environmental and safety factors into account before burning, according to the press release.

Those seeking more information can contact Jonathan Olsen, acting Ironton District ranger, at (740) 543-6538.

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