NORTH CHARLESTON — Natural resource officials at Joint Base Charleston are conducting a managed burn in the woods in southern Berkeley County.

Air Force Lt. Susan Carlson says Thursday’s burn is to be set between Goose Creek and the Bushy Park industrial area.

The fire is being coordinated with the South Carolina Forestry Commission as well as federal and municipal fire departments.

The fire is being set to prevent wildfires by reducing excess materials accumulated in the woods. The burn also helps manage the area for local wildlife and suppresses forest diseases and pests.