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Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019

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National Forests in Florida
U.S. Forest Service
325 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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Smoke Outlook June 6 and 7, 2019

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Wildfire
News – 6/6/2019

There are five wildfires burning in the area of Osceola National Forest that firefighters are actively engaging. Firefighters are continuing to mop up and secure firelines daily. With the dry weather and heat fires continue to burn out within the perimeter however, firefighters are staying diligent and taking action where it can safely be done.
Smoke will continue to be present until significant rain moves into the area. Nighttime hours will have the highest concentrations of smoke near the ground. Areas with water corridors can trap smoke in heavier concentrations and act as transportation paths for smoke. As the day heats up smoke should rise and move to the northeast.
Roadway Safety
Motorist along Interstate 10 are advised to drive with headlights on and, watch for firefighting equipment in the area. Smoke may settle on roadways and highways in the early morning hours after midnight. The presence of local fog and humidity mixed with smoke can reduce visibility even more. Drive with caution and reduce speeds when appropriate.

Lake City and White Springs: Southwest winds today should keep any smoke in the area moving to the northeast. Smoke impacts should remain light to none during the day however, any new wildfires that start could impact air quality for the area. Air quality will hover between good and moderate today. Smoke from various fires may be contributing to the moderate air quality in the White Springs area due to dry conditions across the northern part of the state.
Issued 2019-06-06 09:21 EDT by William Basye;

Air Quality Index (AQI): Actions to Protect Yourself:
Good None
Moderate Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.
USG People within Sensitive Groups· should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy People within Sensitive Groups· should avoid all physical outdoor activity.
Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.

·Disclaimer: This forecast is based on fine particulates only; ozone is not included. Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate precautions.

Additional Links
Inciweb Wildfire Information Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Email Address
Issued by USFS Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program
Osceola National Forest Updates
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