Controlled burn at Manassas National Battlefield Park

The National Park Service is conducting a controlled burn at the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

The burn was held on Friday in the Deep Cut area of the battlefield. THE NPS says the goal of the burn is to restore historic battlefield viewsheds, maintain wildlife habitat and control woody and invasive species.

"We're using prescribed fire to continue our efforts to return a significant segment of the battlefield back to its Civil War-era appearance and to make room for native grasses," Manassas National Battlefield Park Superintendent Brandon Bies said in a statement.