Morningside Nature Center closed today for planned fire
Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9:20 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9:20 a.m.
Gainesville's Morningside Nature Center and Living History Farm will be closed today so that a prescribed burn can be performed there.
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City officials said about 5.4 acres will be burned before 5 p.m. at the center at 3540 E. University Ave. The purpose of prescribed burns is to reduce the amount of fuel - like pine needles - so that unintended fires have less to feed on.
Today's controlled burn is part of ongoing fuel reduction efforts at the center.