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

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Clint Wright
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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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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.