Shawnee National Forest prescribes burns in southern Illinois - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Shawnee National Forest prescribes burns in southern Illinois

Starting on Tuesday, March 29, the US Forest Service at Shawnee National Forest will be conducting prescribed burns in Illinois. (Source: KFVS) Starting on Tuesday, March 29, the US Forest Service at Shawnee National Forest will be conducting prescribed burns in Illinois. (Source: KFVS)
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

The Shawnee National Forest will be conducting prescribed burns in Illinois starting Tuesday, March 29. 

Around 600 acres of land northeast of Simpson in Johnson and Pope counties will be burned, along with around 1,700 acres of land about five miles southwest of Jonesboro in Union County. 

These burns will continue throughout the week, weather permitting, and area residents should note that they will likely notice smoke coming from the affected areas. 

The fires will be watched closely by fire personnel to ensure none get out of hand.

More information about the burns can be found by calling the Shawnee National Forest at (618) 253-7114 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Warning issued after rattlesnakes found inside pool noodle

    Warning issued after rattlesnakes found inside pool noodle

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:23:28 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:34:53 GMT
    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. (Source: KNXV/CNN)An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. (Source: KNXV/CNN)

    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. 

    An Arizona family grabbed two pool noodles that were up against a wall. That's when a big snake popped out of one of them and they found several babies inside. 

  • Mother and 2-year-old son seriously injured in CA dog attack

    Mother and 2-year-old son seriously injured in CA dog attack

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-24 11:07:24 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-24 11:07:24 GMT
    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone. (Source: Nathan Le/KFMB/CNN)The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone. (Source: Nathan Le/KFMB/CNN)

    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone.

    The dogs’ owner says he’s devastated by the attack and that these are family dogs who’ve never bitten anyone.

  • Plane crashes behind Taco Bell in Alex City

    Plane crashes behind Taco Bell in Alex City

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-06-24 16:52:22 GMT
    A fire crew is at the scene of the plane crash in Alex City. (Source: Alex City Fire Department)A fire crew is at the scene of the plane crash in Alex City. (Source: Alex City Fire Department)

    A plane crashed in Alex City Sunday morning, according to the Alex City Fire Department. 

    A plane crashed in Alex City Sunday morning, according to the Alex City Fire Department. 

Powered by Frankly