Due to unfavorable conditions, the Pisgah National Forest is postponing the 197-acre prescribed burn that was planned for today in the Boyd Gap area off Globe Road on the Grandfather Ranger District.
The burn will be rescheduled when conditions are favorable. A notice will be sent out when an alternate date is planned.
U.S. Forest Service fire managers work within a specific set of conditions during a prescribed burn to ensure objectives are met and health impacts are minimized. Due to high humidity overnight, fuel conditions are too wet to be receptive to fire. Additionally, smoke models predicted impacts to the town of Blowing Rock, which is 5 miles north of the planned burn in northern Caldwell County.