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Park officials plan prescribed burn in Smokies

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials plan to burn 178 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to reduce the risk of an uncontrolled fire. Weather permitting, the controlled burn takes place on Wednesday just inside the park boundary south of Wears Valley in Sevier County. The area is bounded by Wear Cove Gap Road, Indian Camp Branch, Little River Road and the park boundary. A National...

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