People around Boston Township might be seeing some smoke coming from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, but it's all planned. National Park Service Regional Fire Information Officer Mike Johnson says they're purposely burning about 7 acres today, mainly grass.
"We have certain parameters for what the wind speed needs to be, what the humidity levels are, wind direction, the amount of moister, soil and vegetation," said Johnson.
Johnson says the burns are conducted to get rid of unwanted vegegation and encourage growth of that which is native to the area.
He says the conditions are right to allow for most of the smoke to be drawn upward.
This is one of several burns planned in the 33,000 acre park.