Prescribed burning happening today at Croatan National Forest

In this Aug. 21, 2015 photo, a firefighting crew member, background, stands beyond a firing operation burning the understory fuel along Highway 180 just north of the Hume Lake turnoff in the Sequoia National Forest. California’s largest wildfire burning near the popular Hume Lake in the Central Sierra Nevada is expected to rage through the holiday weekend, and the forestry officials encourage campers to set up their tents elsewhere. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)

MAYSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The United States Forest Service plans to conduct a twenty-seven acre prescribed burn on the Croatan National Forest on Monday.

The burn will take place on Black Swamp Road by Maysville.

The burn is for hazardous fuels reduction and wildlife habitat improvement.

Some smoke may be visible in the area.

All prescribed burns follow smoke management guidelines.

The National Forests in North Carolina said firefighter and public safety is of the utmost importance when conducting prescribed burns.

Helicopters will not be used to conduct the burn.

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