Prescribed Burn - Eagle Loop section of Gulf State Park - Hwy 135 Closed
The Alabama Forestry Service will be conducting a prescribed burn of approximately 170 acres at the Eagle Loop section of Gulf State Park on Tuesday, November 27 (please see graphic). Hwy 135 will be closed during the burn beginning at approximately 9 a.m. and lasting around 4-6 hours until the road is safe as determined by Law Enforcement.
A prescription burn is a science based tactic for the health of the forest and animals and to reduce the possibility of a wildfire. The fire should be completed by late afternoon. It is normal to see small flare-ups even after the fire is done. The area will continue to be monitored throughout the evening and night. State Law Enforcement is coordinating road safety. The area surrounding the burn will have numerous informational signs.