Prescribed burns set for Thursday in Polk and Perry counties

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - If you see smoke at the Ouachita or Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Thursday, it may not be cause for alarm.

National forest fire managers scheduled prescribed burns in both areas of Polk and Perry counties. In the Ouachitas, a 231 acre burn was planned east of Cove. In the Ozarks, 50 acres are slated to burn near Little Bear Lake.

A prescribed fire is one that is ignited by highly trained firepersonnel under specified fuel and weather conditions to achieve specificresource objectives.

Daily prescribed fire updates can also be found by clicking here or by calling1-888-243-1042.