UPDATE: A previously planned controlled burn for Chattanooga's Maclellan Island Tuesday didn't go as well as hoped.

The Chattanooga Audubon Society said in a Facebook post that the island has too many green and invasive species that wouldn't burn.

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They named Euonymus, Japanese Honeysuckle, Periwinkle, and Mungo Grass as those species.

They say they a reevaluation is planned to explore other options for maintaining the island.


PREVIOUS STORY: A controlled burn has been scheduled for Chattanooga's Maclellen Island on Tuesday, March 12.

The burn is scheduled to start at 8:00am and will last into mid-afternoon. 

Maclellan Island

Chattanooga's Maclellan Island.

The Chattanooga Audubon Society is collaborating with the City of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Fire Department to conduct the 25-acre burn on the island.

Chattanooga DOT says on Tuesday, they will restrict traffic on Veterans Bridge that passes over the island. The American flags normally flying on the bridge have been removed for the burn.

Officials said on-water traffic will be allowed to pass the island while the burn is happening. The fire department advises staying away from the area during the burn.