Controlled burn exercise along South Allen Road set for Dec. 20

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 2:05pm

The Wake Forest Fire Department (WFFD) will conduct a controlled burn exercise at 152 South Allen Road, Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The exercise secures mandatory training for prospective firefighters enrolled in the Wake Forest Fire Academy.

A portion of the 600 block of Elm Avenue will be closed throughout the exercise. In addition, one lane of South Allen Road in the vicinity of the training will be reduced to one lane with intermittent two-way traffic

The WFFD attempts to conduct controlled burns in a manner that minimizes smoke impact to nearby roadways and neighborhoods. However, heavy amounts of smoke and ash are expected. Residents and businesses adjacent to the area are encouraged to keep windows closed during the burn.

For more information, call the Wake Forest Fire Department at 919-556-1966.

Controlled Burn