Prescribed Burn Planned for Seminole Co. Park

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A prescribed burn is planned for a park in Seminole County.

A county statement says the Natural Lands Program is planning a 15 acre prescribed burn Thursday at Econ River Wilderness Area in Oviedo. The area will be closed for the day and is expected to open on Friday.

State fire officials say prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles to restore healthy forests and natural communities, reduce undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreases the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 at 06:55 AM
    Controlled burns diminish elderly bugs, snakes, lizards, birds and any kind of slow moving varmint that can't out run the flames. Also these set fires have been known to get out of control and do thousands of dollars worth of damage.Man can't seem to let nature take care of her own affairs, he's got to step in and help matters along, sometimes at a steep price.
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