Meck County Lighting ‘Controlled Burn’ Starting at Noon Today


The Mecklenburg County Natural Resources staff has just announced that they will be setting the Gar Creek Nature Preserve on fire today as part of a fire-preventing controlled burn.

The county sent out an alert noting that residents may see smoke around North Charlotte today between 12pm and 3pm this afternoon:

“Mecklenburg County Natural Resources staff are conducting a controlled burn today beginning around noon at Gar Creek Nature Preserve. Smoke will affect air quality in the downwind area for 2-3 hours. To reduce your exposure to smoke, stay indoors or avoid areas of heavy smoke.”

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