The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership will conduct a controlled burn Tuesday afternoon at Pocketpaces, east of Pohoganot Road, in Edgartown. The odor of smoke may be temporarily noticeable in Edgartown during the burn. Smoke also may be visible above the south coast and in the vicinity of Edgartown-West Tisbury Road near the Vineyard Golf Club.

A trained fire team consisting of forest, fire and weather experts will closely monitor local weather conditions and make adjustments in the schedule as needed to ensure the safety of both crew members and residents.

Controlled burns reduce the amount of fuel for fires and restore the health of natural areas. The partnership has burned more than 130 acres so far this year and assisted the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation with burning another 100 acres in the state forest.