Drivers Urged To Be Cautious Due To Apalachicola National Forest's Prescribed Burn

Oct 16, 2017

Firefighter using a controlled fire in the forest.
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Motorists driving in Wakulla County should watch out for smoke, after a prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest Monday.

Monday’s prescribed burning took place in Wakulla County, north of Smith Creek Road, near Forest Road 314.

And, the smoke from that could cause low visibility on roadways in that area. So, drivers are advised to go slowly with their lights on, especially during the morning when it’s foggy.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, prescribed burning reduces the threat of wildfires, improves wildlife habitats, and eliminates vegetation build up.

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