UPDATE: Driving near the Ocala National Forest could be dangerous due to low visibility caused by smoke

Published: Jul. 3, 2019 at 6:32 PM EDT
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State Troopers are monitoring smoke on State Road 19 in the area of East National Forest Road 66 in the Ocala National Forest.

A wildfire in the area is now at 850 acres.

Visibility could become a problem in the evening and early morning hours.

Meanwhile, the Perchman fire impacting Marion and Putnam counties in the Little Lake George Wilderness has grown to 13-hundred acres, but is now 50% contained.


According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Perchman wildfire in Putnam County has grown to 1,200 acres.

Officials also say it is 50% contained as of Thursday night.


Forest service workers say the fire is 675 acres wide. There are currently seven engines fighting the fire.

A burnout operation was completed on the north end of the area, with another expected to occur on the south end to minimize the threat to the natural regeneration that has been occurring since the last wildfire.

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