Prescribed burn alert: St. Johns River Management conducts one in Alachua County

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – Prescribed burns continue as the St. Johns River Water Management district conducted one in Alachua County.

Officials had 119 acres burned in the Hatchet Creek Tract of the Newnans Lake Conservation area.

Burns like this are designed to lessen the severity of possible wildfires in the future.