Advisory: Prescribed burn at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

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A prescribed burn will be taking place at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday and Thursday.

According to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials, the burn will reduce hazardous fuels in forest areas.

Officials say there is no public safety threat and they will be closely monitoring the burn.

Motorists traveling near the refuge between Bluffton and Hilton Head Island are asked to drive carefully, as a large amount of smoke is expected to be produced by the burn.

The gate to access Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge will be open for visitors on Tuesday but closed Wednesday. It is expected to reopen on Friday for visitors.

Officials say the C.C. Haigh Jr. Boat Landing on the opposite side of Highway 278 from the refuge will not be impacted by the burn.

For more information on the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge visit here.

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