Prescribed burns to close roads in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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MEDORA, N.D. - Two different prescribed burns on Thursday will cover about 5,000 acres in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and shut down roads in the park’s North Unit.

According to a news release, the Scenic Drive will be closed at the Caprock Coulee trailhead to the end of the road. Portions of the Achenbach and Caprock Coulee trails will be closed for visitor safety. Burning should be completed by the end of the day on Thursday.

Local fire departments and law enforcement agencies will be notified and signs will be placed along neighboring roadways and at park visitor centers to notify the public.