Apalachicola National Forest Part Of Recent Controlled Fire

Apr 25, 2018

Credit Florida Forest Service Facebook

The 2018 prescribed burning season has contained dozens of fires across the state of Florida, and the most recent one will take place in Leon County. 

Over three-thousand acres of the Apalachicola National Forest will be burned near State Route 267 in Leon County. The U.S. Forest Service says the burn will improve wildlife habitats, eliminate vegetation build up, and reduce the threat of future wildfires.

The U.S. Forest Service reminds motorists to drive with headlights in smoky areas, and to be aware that morning fog mixed with smoke can decrease visibility even further.