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Apalachicola National Forest prescribed burning set in Leon County

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 06:30:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The U.S. Forest Service has announced that a 514 acre prescribed burn will take place in Leon County west of Woodville Hwy (SR 363).

They say that the burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation build up and reduce the threat of wildfires.

The burn will happened in Leon County west of Woodville Hwy (SR 363), in the area south of the Publix Super Market at Forest Village Shopping Center.

Officials are reminding people that the smoke they may see today and tomorrow in the area is not coming from a wildfire.

Motorists are cautioned to drive slowly with lights on while traveling in smoky areas.

They warn that drivers should be particularly careful in areas where prescribed fires have taken place when it is foggy. Morning fog can mix with smoke and decrease visibility further.