Prescribed Burn At Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

If you see some smoke in the southwest part of Springfield, there’s a prescribed burn that will involve 50 acres at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

The National Park Service says this will begin around 10 this morning and will be going on until about 5 this afternoon.

Information provided by the National Park Service:

PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED Alert 1 , Severity ,closure  

A prescribed burn will be conducted sometime between April 25 and April 29, 2018. Because prescribed fire is dependent on weather conditions, Sunday, April 29 is the most likely date.

The Tour Road will be closed to visitors while the burn is conducted.

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