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Apalachicola National Forest Part Of Recent Controlled Fire

Wildfire burning in Florida forest
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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.

Andrew Quintana is a senior at Florida State University pursuing degrees in Communication Studies and Editing, Writing, & Media. Before entering WFSU's newsroom, Andrew worked with V89 Radio's News and Continuity department and interned as a staff writer for Haute Living Magazine. He enjoys Razzie nominated films and collects vinyls that are perfect for ultimate frisbee. Follow Andrew Quintana on Twitter: @AndrewLQuintana