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DOF plans prescribed burn in Hendry County

By Staff | Nov 20, 2008

Weather permitting, the local DOF Forestry Center is scheduling a prescribed burn today in Hendry County off Keri Tower Road (section 14&15/45S/30E). The burn is a part of our on-going fuel reduction program.

Burning is scheduled to begin at approximately 11 a.m. Preparation work and test burns will be done earlier in the day.

Residents in the immediate area have been notified. Although a smoke management plan has been done, unpredicted wind shifts may cause smoky conditions to occur in the area. Those who are smoke sensitive due to medical or other conditions should take appropriate precautions. Anyone entering the area should use caution, drive with lights on in smoky area and be alert for the heavy equipment.