Controlled burns to be held in Talladega National Forest

TALLADEGA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Folks living near the Talladega National Forest can expect to occasionally see and smell smoke.

The forest service plans to burn 28,000 acres this year in a series of controlled burns.

On Thursday, they did a burn near Sylacauga on Highway 148.

The controlled burns are an effort to remove dead brush that can lead to big uncontrolled forest fires.

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