Prescribed burn taking place in Apalachicola National Forest

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 31, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The U.S. Forest Service is prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest Monday.

Officials say the 514-acre prescribed burn will take place in Leon County, west of Woodville Highway in the area south of Publix.

Citizens are being reminded that smoke seen in the area on Monday and Tuesday is not coming from a wildfire.

Drivers are also being reminded to drive slowly with their lights on while traveling in smoky areas.

Forest Service officials say the purpose of the prescribed burn is to improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation build up and reduce the threat of wildfires.

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