USDA FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Forest Service is prescribed burning approximately 1,700 acres on the Apalachicola National Forest today.
The prescribed burn will take place in the area south of Tallahassee Airport, west of US 319, and north of LL Wallace Road near Munson Slough. The burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation build up and reduce the threat of wildfires.
Tallahassee residents may see smoke in the air south of the city. Smoke that may be seen 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.
This is one of many prescribed burns the Apalachicola National Forest is doing during the 2010 prescribed burning season.
Individuals who are sensitive to smoke may contact the Apalachicola Zone Fire Management Officer at (850) 524-1244 to be placed on a notification list for future burns.