Florida Park Service conducts record number of prescribed burns

Record Number of Prescribed Burns

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Hoping to reduce the potential of devastating wildfires, the Florida Park Service conducted a record number of prescribed burns during the fiscal year that ended last month.

Prescribed burns are used to manage forests and, in part, help thin brush and plants that can serve as a fuel for wildfires. Prescribed burns are crucial for Florida’s environment and reduce the risk and severity of wildfires.

The service burned 96,000 acres of land.

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