Marion County motorists traveling near the Ocala National Forest are being urged to use caution due to a 252-acre prescribed burn that is currently taking place.
The National Forest Service is conducting the controlled burn on Thursday in the area of National Forest Road 11 and National Forest Road 66 in northeast Marion County.
The Florida Highway Patrol states that smoke from the prescribed burn may affect visibility in the area. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in the affected area, as visibility may deteriorate quickly, especially during the nighttime and early morning hours.
Motorists are also encouraged to reduce their speed and utilize low-beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.