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Prescribed Burn Season Begins in Apalachicola National Forest

Tallahassee, FL – Local residents and forest visitors may see some smoke in the air beginning in October when the U.S. Forest Service starts its prescribed fire season. Approximately 100,000 acres in the Apalachicola National Forest are planned for prescribed fire to help prevent wildfires and promote a healthy forest.
Plants and animals native to the [...]

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Forest Service Responds to Wildfire

USDA FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
 Date: September 14, 2010           
Contact:  Denise Rains, 850-523-8568
Website: www.fs.fed.us/R8/Florida
U.S. Forest Service personnel are working to suppress a small wildfire within the Ocala National Forest near Salt Springs, Putnam County. There is no immediate danger to forest users but visitors should use caution if in areas near the fire. Currently, there [...]

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Prescribed burn near Sumatra

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Forest Service is prescribed burning approximately 1,272 acres in the Apalachicola National Forest today.
The prescribed burn will take place in the southwest side of the forest, slightly northwest of the community of Sumtra. The burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation build up and reduce the threat of wildfires.
People are [...]

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Prescribed burn near Tallahassee Airport

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Forest Service is prescribed burning approximately 1,211 acres in the Apalachicola National Forest today.
The prescribed burn will take place near the Tallahassee Airport, off Springhill Road and New Light Church Road. The burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation build up and reduce the threat of wildfires.
People are reminded that [...]

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Prescribed burn near Sumatra

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Forest Service is prescribed burning approximately 1,162 acres on the Apalachicola National Forest starting at about 10 a.m. today.
The prescribed burn will take place in an area in the far southwestern portion of the forest, slightly northwest of the community of Sumatra.  The burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation [...]

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