|2,000 acres burning in Osceola forest, smoke here|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Joel Addington|
|Thursday, 08 September 2011 09:35|
Heavy smoke in some areas of Baker County this morning is coming from a 2000-acre wildfire burning in the Wilderness area of the Osceola National Forest west of Sanderson.
Florida Division of Forestry spokesman Kurt Wisner said winds from the west are blowing the fire's smoke east and atmospheric conditions are keeping it low to the ground.
Conditions are expected to improve this afternoon.
"They're just letting it burn out," said Mr. Wisner.
The fire is not threatening any property.
Another much smaller blaze started by lightening August 31 northeast of the Walmart DC is still sending smoke into the air as well.
"It's pretty much down to a little bit of smoke coming from the center of the fire," said Mr. Wisner. "It smoldered for a while before it was visible enough to find our way to it."
|Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 10:12|