Controlled burn held at Long Point on Sunday

The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership will conduct a controlled burn on Sunday, October 9 at Long Point Wildlife Preserve in West Tisbury.

The odor of smoke may be temporarily noticeable along the south coast, as far as Katama, according to a press release.

“A trained and experienced fire team will closely monitor local weather conditions, such as wind and humidity, and make adjustments in the schedule as needed to ensure the safety of both crew members and residents,” Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership officials said.

“The mission of the Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership is to collaboratively apply safe and effective ecological fire management and promote public safety by sharing resources, exchanging information, and promoting public understanding of prescribed fire,” according to a press release.

Member organizations of The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership include Mass Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, Polly Hill Arboretum, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, and The Trustees of Reservations.