MEDIA ADVISORY: April 3, 2013
PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED FOR CROSS FLORIDA GREENWAY
likely to see prescribed burn this morning~
OCALA –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a prescribed burn Wednesday on the Cross Florida Greenway.
prescribed burn will consist of approximately 122 acres, approximately three
miles southeast of the intersection of State Road 200 and Highway 484. Prescribed
fires are only conducted when weather parameters are suitable. The final
decision to burn is made daily, after reviewing the Predicted Fire Weather
forecast for that particular day and after obtaining a burn authorization from
the Florida Forest Service.
Prescribed burning mimics natural
fire cycles to restore healthy forests and natural communities, reduce
undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreases the potential for
wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and
other wildlife. To
learn more about prescribed burning, visit www.goodfires.org.