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See smoke at Flatwoods Park?
See smoke at Flatwoods Park?

Thonotosassa, FL -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting “controlled, prescribed burns” during August and September on the District’s Flatwoods Park in Hillsborough County.

Approximately 200 acres of land will be burned in small, manageable units. The scheduled, managed burns are a part of routine maintenance of lands managed by the District.

Some entrances or trails at Flatwoods Park may be temporarily closed on weekdays during August and September to facilitate the safe execution of prescribed burns.

The entrance at 13630 Morris Bridge Road may be closed temporarily when there will be burns on the east side of the park.  Visitors may access Flatwoods Park via the Bruce B. Downs Boulevard entrance.

Flatwoods Park, part of the District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve, is located northeast of Temple Terrace.

Every effort will be made to ensure that smoke will not affect homes or highways. However, vehicle operators should exercise caution in case smoke does lead to reduced visibility on the area’s roads or highways.

For more information, please call the District at (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4465.

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