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U.S. Forestry Service: Two controlled burns Saturday

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If you happen to see large, billowing clouds of smoke Saturday afternoon in north Harrison County, don't be alarmed. The U.S. Forestry Service is conducting two controlled burns in the area.

Eddie Baggett, with the forestry service, told WLOX News that 750 acres will be burned in Harrison County on Grand Bear Way. The smoke should be visible from Highway 49 and also East Wortham and White Star Roads. He said the other fire will burn 875 acres near the Stone-George County line at Ramsey Springs.

Fire officials say the burn started around 11 a.m. Saturday and will continue through the day. Smoke crews will survey the area at night to be sure smoldering ash does not cause visibility problems. 

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