Crews will burn brush piles today in the Ashland watershed to reduce fire danger.

Crews will burn brush piles today in the Ashland watershed to reduce fire danger.

Ashland residents may see smoke from parts of town depending on cloud cover, officials said.

The burning is part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project, a partnership between the City of Ashland, the U.S. Forest Service, Lomakatsi Restoration Project and The Nature Conservancy.

The burn, which started Thursday, is the first burn this season. More are planned this winter when the weather permits and will be announced.