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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 8 and 9, 2019

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Wildfire
News – 6/8/2019

Smoke Outlook for 6/08 - 6/09

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019

Issued at: 2019-06-08 08:43 EDT

Wildfire

Rain has moved into the area, but not enough to put out the wildfires across the forest. Firefighters are still actively engaged with fire suppression tactics such as mopping up and securing hot spots. Lighting started a new fire yesterday, and firefighters quickly attacked and contained it. The area remains dry even with the light showers the past few days. Watch for heavy equipment and firefighting apparatus on many of the roads within the forest.

Smoke

Smoke will remain light as storms move through the area. Roadways adjacent to wildfire or prescribed fire can still see some localized smoke impacts that may reduce visibility. Reduce speed in fire areas, and expect smoke in the early morning hours and late evenings. Cloud cover should reduce the probability for fog however, some localized patches can never be ruled out with high humidity.

Prescribed Fire

The Big Gum Wilderness Prescribed Fire on the Osceola National Forest continues to smolder and burn within the perimeter. Smoke remains light, but as the prescribed fire burns through dead and down fuels smoke production may

increase. Fire managers are monitoring the situation closely each day.

Daily AQI Forecast · for Jun 08, 2019

Station hourly 6/07 Comment for Today Sat, Jun 08 6/08 6/09

White Springs and Lake City: No air quality impacts are expected today. Storms in the area should clean the airshed out. ·

Issued 2019-06-08 08:43 EDT by William Basye; william.basye@usda.gov

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.

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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.

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Additional Links

Incident Information http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6372/ Incident email http://osceolafireupdates@gmail.com

Issued by USFS Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program www.wildlandfiresmoke.net

Osceola National Forest Updates tools.airfire.org/outlooks/OsceolaNationalForest

·Smoke and Health Info www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smoke.index