Latest local prescribed burn covers over 3,700 acres

The U.S. Forest Service is continuing to prescribe burns in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. National forest fire managers are burning a larger portion of the Sylamore Ranger District on Tuesday.

The newest burn is being conducted on 3,712 acres of land in Baxter and Stone counties. A total of over 4,800 acres of land has been burned in the vicinity of Big Flat.

Daily prescribed burn updates can be found online at or by calling toll free 1-888-243-1042.

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