Smoke advisory: Ocala National Forest burn resumes


Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.

Controlled burning is continuing today in the Ocala National Forest, which will likely produce smoky conditions in some areas of Marion County.

The Forest Service is burning approximately 1,300 acres north of Alexander Springs Wilderness Area on County Road 445A. The burn will enhance wildlife habitat as well as reduce fuels that could contribute to feeding and spreading a wildfire.

People are reminded smoke they may see today and tomorrow morning in this vicinity is not coming from a wildfire. Motorists are cautioned to drive slowly with lights on while traveling in smoky areas. This is one of many prescribed burns the Ocala National Forest will be doing during the 2010 prescribed burning season.

Individuals who are sensitive to smoke may contact the Ocala Fire Control office at 352-759-2081 to be placed on a notification list for future burns.

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