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Smoke Alert for Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2022

Via Camp Robinson's Facebook:

Smoke Alert:
The Arkansas National Guard will conduct a prescribed burn of areas in the the north central portion of Camp Robinson in North Little Rock on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2022. 
The smoke from the burn may be visible from many locations in the surrounding communities.
Winds are forecast so most of the smoke should remain over the post until it rises and dissipates in the upper atmosphere.
The intent of the burn is to reduce the amount of natural fuel on the ground to benefit wildlife and reduce the wildfire risk to the surrounding communities.
Periodic burns are conducted involving small, controllable, areas of Camp Robinson in order to effectively manage natural resources, provide optimum access to training areas and capitalize on good conditions to add a burn buffer zone to prevent accidental fires resulting from ongoing military training operations.
Smaller burns also reduce the likelihood of accidental fires from turning into dangerous wildfires during the volatile dry months.
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