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Apalachicola National Forest prescribed burning today in Liberty County

Apalachicola National Forest prescribed burning today in Liberty County
Posted at 8:33 AM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 03:37:00-05

LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The U.S. Forest Service is doing prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest today, Tuesday.

The 1,401-acre prescribed burn will take place in Liberty County west of Highway 65, near Forest Road 103, the agency said in a news release.

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

People are reminded that the smoke they may see today and tomorrow in that vicinity is not coming from a wildfire.

Motorists are cautioned to drive slowly with lights on while traveling in smoky areas. Drivers should be particularly cautious in areas where prescribed fires have taken place when it is foggy. Morning fog can mix with smoke and decrease visibility further.

This is one of many prescribed burns the Apalachicola National Forest is doing during the 2017 prescribed burning season.

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