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Apalachicola National Forest prescribed burning today in Leon County

Posted at 8:36 AM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 04:38:14-04

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

The 1,818-acre prescribed burn will take place in Leon County north of State Route 267, near Forest Road 301. 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 this 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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