More Than One Thousand Acres Of Forest Land To Be Burned By U.S. Forestry Officials
Forestry Service officials are planning a controlled burn of more than one thousand acres of forest in the Cherokee National Forest in Johnson and Carter Counties. Three burns are planned in Johnson County and one in Carter County to help reduce hazardous fuels that can feed forest fires. The procedure also enhances wildlife habitats and tree growth. The largest burn includes 740 acres two miles southeast of Shady Valley and approximately five miles from Mountain City. The controlled burns are planned through Sunday as long as weather conditions permit.