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Prescribed burn scheduled today for Hitchcock Woods

January 11, 2019

The Hitchcock Woods Foundation woods staff and prescribed fire management team are conducting a prescribed burn today on the northern side of Hitchcock Woods.

The target burn unit is a portion of management unit N-5, which is a 40-acre unit in the Gravel Pit/Memorial Gate area of Hitchcock Woods.

This unit is split up into smaller portions, so the plan is to burn between 22-40 acres.

According to an email from Woods Superintendent Bennett Tucker, because of wind conditions, smoke probably will rise up and over the eastern section of Hitchcock Woods and will head south toward Aiken Estates.

The plan is to be begin by 10:30 a.m. and be finished before 3:30 p.m.

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