Ocala National Forest Fire
A wildfire burns in the Ocala National Forest and smoke from the fire is expected to create dangerous driving conditions.
Anyone who has to travel along State Road 40 and County Road 314-A up to County Road 314 is advised to use extreme caution.
The smoke will be especially bad in the early morning hours.
Forestry spokesperson Ludie Bonds tells TV20 the fire was 60 acres this afternoon and by tomorrow morning will be at least 300 acres due to backfires that are being set by firefighters.
The backfires are designed to keep the more than 30 homes in that area from burning.
The homes surround a dry lake bed that is acting as fuel for the fire.
That area includes Lake Bryant Shores Subdivision on the south side of the fire and homes along Southeast 27th Place Road and 21st Place Road.
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