Prescribed burn in South Walton Jan. 6

January 3, 2010

Burn taking place west of CR 83 towards Satinwood Drive

(Santa Rosa Beach)  – The Florida Division of Forestry (DOF) will be conducting a 200 acre prescribed burn in the Blue Mountain/Santa Rosa Beach area. he burn will take place today between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the south side of U.S. Hwy. 98 in the forest area west of CR 83 towards Satinwood Drive.

Due to the prevailing wind direction and atmospheric conditions, smoke should lift and drift to the South. The smoke plume will be visible from the Blue Mountain and Santa Rosa Beach areas of South Walton. 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.