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Prescribed burn planned for Graham County

A 1,295-acre prescribed burn in the Yellow Creek area of Graham County could take place any time before April 15. 

The U.S. Forest Service is planning this burn on the Cheoah Ranger District to improve wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of future wildfires. The date of the burn and actual number of acres burned will depend on daily weather conditions. 

During the burn a portion of the Yellow Creek Mountain Trail, TR48, and the Yellow Creek Falls Trail off State Highway 129, will be temporarily closed for visitor safety. The trails will be re-opened once it is determined that conditions are safe for passage through the area.  

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