Apalachicola prescribed burn near Telogia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Apalachicola National Forest is prescribed burning approximately 1,850 acres starting at about 10 a.m. today.

The prescribed burn will take place in an area off of SR 65 south of Telogia, FL.  The burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation build up and reduce the threat of wildfires.

People are reminded that the smoke they may see today and tomorrow 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 Apalachicola National Forest is doing during the 2010 prescribed burning season.

Individuals who are sensitive to smoke may contact the Apalachicola Zone Fire Management Officer at (850) 524-1244 to be placed on a notification list for future burns.

Today’s burn is in burn unit 8 (see the Apalachicola’s 2010 planned burn map)

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