For more information about smoke in your area or to view a list of agencies burning in your area please contact the Arkansas Forestry Commission at 1-800-830-8015 or visit: http://www.aad.arkansas.gov/arkansas-forestry-commission
The burn starts at approximately 11:00am this morning and the smoke from the burn may be visible from many locations in the surrounding communities.
Winds are forecast so most of the smoke should remain over the post until it rises and dissipates in the upper atmosphere.
The intent of the burn is to reduce the amount of natural fuel on the ground to benefit wildlife and reduce the wildfire risk to the surrounding communities. Periodic burns are conducted involving small, controllable, areas of Camp Robinson in order to effectively manage natural resources, provide optimum access to training areas and capitalize on good conditions to add a burn buffer zone to prevent accidental fires resulting from ongoing military training operations. Smaller burns also reduce the likelihood of accidental fires from turning into dangerous wildfires during the volatile dry months.
Post firefighters and environmental personnel will monitor the activity and adjacent fire departments are notified as a precaution to ensure public safety for areas neighboring the post. Many agencies conduct prescribed burns during this time of year.