Prescribed burns scheduled to affect North Central Florida

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DUNNELLON, Fla. (WCJB)-- Thousands of acres will be burned in North Central Florida this week closing some roadways.

The Florida Forest Service will perform a prescribed burn in the Geothe State Forest today that will last through Thursday.

Helicopters will help ignite the 7,000 acres. County Road 336 will be closed between the intersections of state road 121 and state road 40. Parts of county road 337 will be closed to everyone but residents.