Controlled burn Quantico

The Quantico Marine Corps base Forestry and Fire Department will conduct controlled burns on 450 acres today, April 5.

The burns are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in training areas 17B and 14B, the base said.

Local residents can expect to see smoke columns coming from the base and possibly drifting smoke across the area depending on wind conditions.

"Quantico foresters do everything within their power to manage smoke impacts from these burns and ensure the safety of residents both in and around Quantico," base officials said.

The base conducts controlled burns annually between February and April 15.

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