(Van Buren) – Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be conducting the Partney Prescribed Burn Friday morning.
This prescribed burn encompasses 95 acres and is located south of Van Buren and Big Spring, off State Highway Z in Carter County. A local road known as the Partney House Road borders the unit and could be subject to closure during certain periods of the prescribed burn. Travelers on State Highway Z may observe smoke during the burn.
Smoke may be visible in the park and along roadways. Officials urge people to drive cautiously, reduce your speed, and turn on your headlights, and to watch out for wildlife, fire personnel, and vehicles along roadways. If you are sensitive to smoke, please take measures to limit your exposure.
Some sections of the park or roadways may be temporarily restricted for safety purposes.