Trail at Newnans Lake shut down due to prescribed burn

Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 12:13 PM EDT
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ORANGE HEIGHTS, Fla. (WCJB) - The St. Johns River Water Management District is warning residents of a prescribed burn in Alachua County on Tuesday.

The district is conducting a 45-acre burn on the northeast portion of the Newnans Lake Conservation area. The Hatchet creek track will be closed for the duration of the burn.

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The purpose of the prescribed burn is to maintain fire-dependent ecosystems, reduce hazardous fuel loads, and mitigate wildfire risk.

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