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FTP: Controlled Burns Could Cause Smoky Conditions in Putnam, St. Johns Counties

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The dock on George's Lake at Etoniah Creek State Forest in Putnam County is pictured.

The Florida Highway Patrol warned motorists Wednesday of potentially reduced visibilty in the area of Holloway Road in Putnam County due to a prescribed burn in the area.

The FHP reports the 156-acre burn is in the Etoniah Creek State Forest.

Driving conditions could deteriorate quickly due to smoke or fog-like conditions, according to FHP, especially during night time or early morning hours.

The forest spans 8,879 acres and is named after Etoniah Creek, which is a stream that travels two-and-a-half miles through the eastern portion of the forest.

A prescribed burn is also underway at the Matanzas State Forest, according to FHP, which could impact visibility around U.S. 1 and State Road 206.

Google Maps Showing Locations Of Prescribed Burns

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.