SANTA ROSA BEACH –The Florida Division of Forestry (DOF) will be conducting a 230 acre prescribed burn today, February 16, 2010, at the intersection of US Highway 98 East and County Highway 283 South (South of Highway 98 East and West of 283 South). The burn will take place today between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Additionally, the Florida Park Service will be conducting a 50 acre prescribed burn at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.
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.