Burn scheduled for War Eagle area Thursday

Posted: March 12, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

HSP-CA manages over 12,000 acres of land in southeastern Benton County. As part of management activities at the site, a prescribed burn is planned in the War Eagle area for the day of March 13, 2014. Park neighbors near the controlled burn areas are being notified.

The burns are being conducted by specially-trained crews, skilled in fire management operations. Safety is emphasized in all phases of the fire management with local fire protection representatives being involved in the planning process.

The burn will occur within prescribed parameters, including temperature, wind speed, and fuel moistures.

The location of the burn is planned for the Van Hollow area with Piney Road on the west side, Highway 12 on the north, Old Piney Store Road on the south and Little Cliffy Creek on the east area. We plan to burn 700 acres. The War Eagle Loop of the Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail will be closed the day of the burn. Motorists are reminded to please use caution in the area the day of the burn.

We plan to burn the area March 13, 2014, but the date could change due to weather parameters.