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Controlled burn planned near Talent Tuesday

Forestry crews will hold a controlled burn south of Talent on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The lower elevation burn will be visible from Talent Avenue and parts of Highway 99 and Interstate, 5, according to a news release, with smoke possible at the intersection of Talent Avenue and Belmont Road.

Crews from the Lomakatsi Restoration Project will be on site to manage the burn, intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the region.

FILE PHOTO: Work crews work at a controlled burn in the Ashland Watershed.