by Tim Church
BRADLEYVILLE, Mo. – The Mark Twain National Forest is performing a prescribed burn today (Friday), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Taney County.
The burn is being conducted about nine miles southeast of Bradleyville, south of Highway 76 and east of Highway 125. The prescribed fire will cover a total of about 1,302 acres.
The prescribed burn is being carried out by a highly trained crew of professional wildland firefighters. The purpose is to reduce hazardous fuels.
This prescribed burn has the potential to create a large smoke column that can be seen for several miles. If you are in this area, smoke will be in the air Friday and Friday night.
Be alert for fire personnel and fire traffic if you are traveling in this vicinity. There may still be active flames overnight within the burn area. Firefighters will patrol the control lines until they are secure and the fire is out.