Motorist advisory: Fire near U.S. 301 in Hawthorne

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

There is currently an active 3-acre wildfire in the area of 1815 US HWY 301, in Hawthorne, Florida. The fire is contained but not controlled. This may affect travel on US 301 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.