Another prescribed burn planned at state park

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — For the second day in a row, state officials will be conducting a prescribed burn at a local state park near Fellsmere, according to police.

The 100-acre burn was scheduled to take place Friday at the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere police said. The area to be burned is east of Interstate 95 and north of County Road 512.

The time range for the burn was not immediately available. Residents and motorists in Fellsmere will likely see smoke from the burn, police said.

Prescribed burns require prior authorization from the Florida Forest Service. State officials usually conduct the burns to scorch off dead vegetation so new crops can grow and to lessen the chance of an uncontrollable wildfire.

For more information on Friday’s burn, contact park manager Dylan Gavagni at 321-508-4075.

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