Hobbs Manages Prescribed Burn

Jill M. Rohrbach
As the saying goes  – “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” – but don’t worry if you see smoke east of Rogers in the vicinity of War Eagle, or Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area tomorrow (March 16). A prescribed burn will take place in the War Eagle area on that day as part of management activities for this property. Hobbs manages more than 12,000 acres of land in southeastern Benton County.


The burn will occur within prescribed parameters, and would only be rescheduled if those parameters were to change. Officials will monitor for elements such as temperature, wind speed and fuel moistures.


The burns are being conducted by specially-trained crews, skilled in fire management operations.  Safety is emphasized in all phases of the fire management with local fire protection representatives being involved in the planning process. Park neighbors near the controlled burn areas are being notified.


The location of the burn is planned for the area west of Denny Place Road, east of Townsend Ridge Road, south of Highway 12 and north of War Eagle Creek.  We plan to burn 500 acres.  The War Eagle Loop of the Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail will be closed the day of the burn.  Motorists are reminded to please use caution in the area the day of the burn. 


Questions? Contact the park at 479-789-5000.


To learn more about the park or scheduled events, visit Friendsofhobbs.com or Arkansasstateparks.com.






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