The Wayne National Forest Fire Services will be conducting a prescribed burn of approximately 139 acres of forest in the County Road 9 and Dana’s Run Rd Newport area today, March 26th at 11 am. The burn is estimated to last until 4 pm this evening. Fire crews will remain on scene until dark to ensure the fire remains contained. Smoke may be seen rising from the area for several miles. Please be aware this is a maintained and controlled burn. Contact the Wayne National Forest Fire dispatch at 740-753-0571 for any questions concerning this burn.

For more information on the prescribed burns, please follow the link to the Incident Information System website.