Smoke from Picayune Strand visible due to prescribed burn

Author: Florida Forest Service
Credit: Florida Forest Service.

The Florida Forest Service will be conducting a 1,673 acre prescribed burn Thursday at Picayune Strand State Forest.

The boundaries of the prescribed burn are Miller Boulevard on the West side, 100th Avenue SE on the North side, Miller Canal on the East side, and 128th Avenue SE on the South side. The forest is positioned East of Naples, South of I-75, and North of US 41. Motorists and residents should exercise caution in the area.

The prescribed burn serves to reduce the understory surface fuels for wildfire safety. The fire is a form of ecological management for silvicultural planning and wildlife habitat management.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at the Florida Forest Service website.

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