Crews Prescribe Burns Along Highway 319 & Kate Ireland Parkway

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By: Kara Duffy
March 6, 2013

Tallahassee, FL- Crews were out burning the under brush along State Road 12 and Kate Ireland Parkway Wednesday morning.

It's all part of the Florida Forest Service's annual prescribed burn session.

Not only is the prescribed burn a way to promote future vegetation and reduce the risk of wildfires, but crews say it's also a way to honor the legacy of former plantation owner, Kate Ireland.

"She gave the property over to the state with the stipulation that we maintain it every year by running prescribed fire through the median and on the right aways," said Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Todd Schroeder.

Crews say Ireland wanted to keep the land open so it would blend in with the surrounding plantation properties.

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