Motorist advisory: Active fire near Hawthorne

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

HAWTHORNE, Fla. – There is currently an active burn just west of US 301 at State Road 20 in the area of the town of Hawthorne, within Alachua County. This may affect travel on State Road 20 due to smoke on the roadways throughout the night and into the morning hours. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in the area as visibility may deteriorate quickly, especially during the night time and early morning hours. Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.