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Controlled burns take place at Fort Stewart

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch will be conducting three controlled burns on Saturday.

A chopper burn will cover 1545 acres, an area that is located 17 miles NE of Building 1 and 6.5 miles NW of Richmond Hill fire tower. Flames should not be visible from GA Highway 144. Eastern winds predicted at 6 to 10 miles per hour.

Another chopper burn will cover 741 acres, in an area that is located 4.5 miles NW of Building 1 and 4.5 miles SE of Taylors Creek fire tower. Flames will be visible from GA Highway 144 from this burn. Eastern winds predicted at 6 to 10 miles per hour in this area, as well.

The third chopper burn will cover 656 acres, in an area that is located 4.5 miles NW of Building 1 and 4.5 miles SE of Taylors Creek fire tower. Flames should be visible from GA Highway 144. Eastern winds are predicted at 6 to 10 miles per hour for this area.

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