Apalachicola National Forest Prescribed Burning in Leon County

By: USDA FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE
By: USDA FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 29, 2012 -

The U.S. Forest Service is prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest today.

The 360 acre prescribed burn will take place in the vicinity of Highways 61 and 319, south of Capital Circle in Leon County. 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 2012 prescribed burning season.

Individuals who are sensitive to smoke may contact the Apalachicola Zone Fire Management Officer at (850) 926-3561, ext. 6523, to be placed on a notification list for future burns.


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