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Prescribed burns on post today
The prescribed burns aim to remove underbrush that can fuel wildfires. - photo by File photo

There will be prescribed burns on Fort Stewart today that could blow smoke over homes and businesses in Liberty and Bryan counties, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.

A commission news release said the burns, which are used to control underbrush in on-post forests, will be in Bryan County. The fires will be carried out by the Fort Stewart Forestry Branch.

The burns reduce the risk of wildfires, the release said. The burns should be complete by 1 p.m. but could produce smoke longer.

A news release from Fort Stewart said four fires, over nearly 3,000 acres, would all be 15-17 miles northeast of the cantonment area.

Winds are expected to be out of the northeast at 10-14 mph.

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