Prescribed burn in South Walton Feb. 17

February 11, 2010

SANTA ROSA BEACH – The Florida Division of Forestry (DOF) will be conducting a 153 acre prescribed burn today, February 17, 2010, on the South side of US Highway 98 West and the East side of South County Highway 83.  The burn will take place today between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Due to the prevailing wind direction out of the northwest, smoke will be visible in areas of South Walton and will drift to the southeast.   As always, the South Walton Fire District is monitoring the conditions. If you encounter smoke on any roads, you are encouraged to please slow down and use caution.

It is anticipated that the smoke will dissipate once the burns have been completed

The Division of Forestry may be contacted at 850-547-7083 with any questions you may have.