Fort Indiantown Gap begins controlled burns

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. (WHTM) – Residents may see smoke coming from the forests on Fort Indiantown Gap during the next 10 weeks.

The military training facility has begun prescribed burns to reduce the risk of wildfires.

Tech. Sgt. Ted Nichols said the burns will be conducted on approximately 2,500 acres between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. through May 20.

He said the burns will be performed only when humidity, wind and temperature are ideal for managing fires.

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