Crews in Great Smoky Mountains National Park plan to complete fall prescribed burn operations in Cades Cove today, Nov. 19, in the 304-acre Tipton-Oliver unit and on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the 90-acre Cable House unit near the Abrams Falls Trailhead. 

Hikers should expect temporary closures of the Abrams Falls Trailhead access road throughout the day, the park said in a news release Monday.

The park and the Appalachian-Piedmont-Coastal Zone fire management staff are burning approximately 660 acres of fields on the western end of Cades Cove, weather permitting, on announced days in November with plans for the burns to end by Dec. 20.

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