Controlled burn training held off Chevis Road

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Forestry Commission, along with other agencies, trained together Wednesday on a controlled burn off over 800 acres.

A lot of you probably noticing a large plume of smoke on Interstate 95. It was coming from a plot of private land off Chevis Road.

The Forestry Commission, state government, U.S. Army, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police, Chatham County Mosquito Control and more all teaming up on this, part of the collaborative training they do once a year.

"It allows us to respond very quickly to a threat to the wildland environment, to the homes, to people as effectively and efficiently as possible. The way we improve our process is by working together and it just makes us much more effective," said Clay Chatham, with Air Operations of the Georgia Forestry Commission.

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