Drivers Urged To Be Wary Of Local National Forest Prescribed Burn's Lingering Effects

Aug 28, 2017

A technician ignites a controlled burn in pine flatwoods of the Apalachicola National Forest.
Credit Clint Wright / U.S. Forest Service

Motorists driving through Leon County should be careful in the next couple of days, due to lingering effects of Monday’s prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest.

The goal of the prescribed burn is to reduce the threat of wildfires, improve wildlife habitats, and eliminate vegetation build up.

Due to Monday’s prescribed burn in Leon County north of State Route 267—near Forest Road 305—drivers may see smoke in the area.

So, the U.S. Forest Service wants motorists to drive slowly with their lights on traveling through those areas, especially during the morning when fog can mix with the smoke to worsen visibility.

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