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Controlled burns at DOE sites

The Department of Energy says it will be performing a series of controlled burns at the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation starting this week.

Starting this week and continuing through mid-April, the burns will take place at:

· Freels Bend fields – up to approximately 284 acres of grassland and scrub,

· Gallaher Bend fields – up to approximately 125 acres of grassland and kudzu,

· Solway Bend fields – up to approximately 62 acres of grassland,

· Hickory Creek Bend woodland – up to approximately 21 acres of forest, grassland and kudzu,

· Bethel fields – up to approximately 40 acres of grassland,

· Clear Springs fields – up to approximately 74 acres of grassland,

· Wheat Church Vista – approximately 5.5 acres of grassland, and

· Dyllis kudzu control – approximately 10 acres of forest edge, grassland and kudzu.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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