Caution while driving requested


The Florida Forest Service is conducting today a 2,100-acre prescribed burn on the southern portion of Blackwater River State Forest along the Yellow River. Smoke from the burn will be visible from the interstate but predicted winds (West northwest) should minimize the impact and direct the smoke away from travelers. Helicopter will be used for ignition purposes and Forest Service staff will close a portion of Fisher Old Mill Road as well as two boats ramps along the road. The boundaries for this burn will be Blue Barnes Road to the north, Yellow River to the south, Deer Lake Road to the West and Garner Landing Road to the east. We ask that any motorists in the area drive with caution and treat any encounters with smoke as they would fog lights on, drive slowly. If it is unsafe to continue, pull safely off the road and wait for the smoke to dissipate.