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Gettysburg National Military Park Plans Prescribed Fires, April 2021

March 25, 2021

Gettysburg National Military Park is preparing to conduct a prescribed fire in early to mid-April 2021, weather permitting. The park plans to burn portions of the west slope of Little Round Top (52 acres) and the Munshower field (36 acres) immediately north of Little Round Top. Prescribed fire activity will be completed no later than April 30, 2021.

Field and weather conditions will ultimately determine the exact dates and duration of the operation, as the park only conducts prescribed fires under specific parameters to ensure public safety. Vehicle traffic in the area may experience delays due to smoke, but fire operations will be scheduled to minimize impacts. Some visitor facilities, trails and public roads will be temporarily closed during the prescribed fire.

Visit Gettysburg National Military Park online to learn more about the reasons for the prescribed fires, the details of temporary closures, news media parking, a map of the burn area and up-to-date information on the fire activity.


Little Round Top prescribed fire, April 2017
National Park Service photo

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