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Prescribed Burn in Liberty County on Wednesday

Prescribed burn
Posted at 10:50 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 10:50:00-04

LIBERTY CO., FL - The U.S. Forest Service will be burning in the Apalachicola National Forest in sections of Liberty County on Wednesday.

Below is more information about the burn from the Forest Service:

The 1,000 acre prescribed burn will take place in Liberty County north of Forest Road 105, near Forest Road 108. 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 2016 prescribed burning season. Today's burn is in burn unit 12 (see the Apalachicola's planned burn map): http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd485826.pdf

Individuals who are sensitive to smoke may continue to monitor us at http://www.fs.usda.gov/news/apalachicola/news-events.