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Controlled burn planned near Horn Gap

Forestry officials will conduct a controlled burn alongUS Forest Service Road 2060-200 near the Horn Gap Trail, southwest of Ashland at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release.

There will be heavy smoke from burn piles along the trail, but no roads or trail closures are planned, officials said. Residents are asked to avoid the area. Smoke may be visible on the west side of Ashland and along parts of Interstate 5.

Ashland Forest Resiliency partners and the Rogue River-Siskiyou Mountain Ranger District will manage the controlled burn.

FILE PHOTO. Work crews work at a controlled burn in the Ashland Watershed on Wednesday.