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Prescribed burn in Newberry

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

A 35-acre prescribed burn is being conducted by the Florida Forestry Service from 10 a.m. through 5 a.m. within the area of Dudley Farm Historic state Park located near West Newberry Rd and SW 186 Street, in Alachua County. Smoke warning signs are posted. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through 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.