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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 12 and 13, 2019

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Wildfire
News – 6/12/2019

Smoke Outlook for 6/12 - 6/13

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019

Issued at: 2019-06-12 08:18 EDT


Wildfires are being patrolled and any hotspots detected are quickly being mopped up. Minimal activity has been observed on the fires across the forest. When a drying pattern later this week moves into the region fire activity may increase. Lightning remains an ever present danger to firefighters, as well as the public. Lighting activity can start new fires even with the accompanying rain. It can take several days after a storm for fire personnel to detect a wildfire due to location, flat terrain, and rain showers that may limit smoke production and growth.


Smoke production remains light to none across the area. Fire managers have ordered two air quality monitors for areas that may be impacted with additional smoke as warmer and drier conditions move into the region later this week. Air quality can quickly change if a wildfire starts near your location. As of today, no smoke impacts are expected from the wildfires burning on the Osceola National Forest.

Prescribed Fire

The Big Gum Wilderness Prescribed Fire on the Osceola National Forest has been a successful treatment for a landscape that needs frequent fire return intervals to maintain a healthy ecosystem. The prescribed fire remains within the planned perimeter, and fire personnel are monitoring the area daily. No air quality impacts from smoke are expected from the prescribed fire.

Comment for Today Wed, Jun 12 6/12 6/13

Lake City and White Springs No impacts to air quality are expected today.

Issued 2019-06-12 08:18 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.

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