State forest’s controlled burn causes smoke in Lee County
Smoke neighbors in Lee County have seen today is caused by a scheduled controlled burn at a state forest. The smoke is supposed to go away by tomorrow.
The Florida Forest Service conducted a 2000-acre prescribed burn Friday at Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest in Hendry County.
People in different areas of Lee County may have seen smoke caused by the burn. Lee County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning to drivers to be safe on the road where they may experience smoke.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office shared an advisory message on its Facebook page.
@FFS_cafc is conducting a prescribed burn on OSSF today to serve Ecological maintenance, improve silvicultural activity and #wildlife habitat, and to reduce forest fuels in the interest of #wildfire safety. #PardonOurSmoke #GoodFires #FFS #HendryCounty pic.twitter.com/eNJ7zHboKg
— Caloosahatchee FC (@FFS_cafc) January 11, 2019