Monday, July 10, 2017

Controlled burn scheduled for St. Vincent Island

You will likely see some smoke coming from St. Vincent Island today and Tuesday.

Refuge managers are doing a controlled burn on the island – the burn will cover about 1800 acres.

The burn will likely begin late this afternoon, and will continue into Tuesday.

Prescribed burns are set as a way to clear undergrowth in Florida’s woodlands – lowering the amount of fuel there is to feed wildfires.
Besides cutting down on hazardous ground fuels, prescribed burning also promotes healthy forests and improves wildlife habitats.