Prescribed burn at Babcock-Webb Wildlife Area creates smoke, haze over parts of SWFL

A prescribed burn inside the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Area in Charlotte County is creating smoke across parts of Southwest Florida.

The 720-acre controlled fire is managed by Florida Forestry Service.

Fire is naturally occurring and a way of clearing dead brush to promote new growth in forests. By creating a control burned, Forestry Service is able to keep the fire under control and manage it.

Winds will blow the smoke over parts of southern Charlotte and Lee counties Tuesday creating a haze.

Click HERE to read more on prescribed burns.

Writer:WINK News
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