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Updated: 08/28/2014 12:58:01PM

Controlled burn today on Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

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NORTH PORT — Staff from the Southwest Florida Water Management District is conducting a 170-acre prescribed burn on the Deer Prairie Creek Preserve today.

The burn is located in the south-central portion of the property approximately ½ mile north of US 41 and 2½ miles south of I-75. It is approximately 1 mile west of Warm Mineral Springs and the city of North Port. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds from the east and south today at 5 to 7 mph. A large smoke column is visible from North Port, River Road, U.S. 41 and I-75. For more information, call North Port Fire Rescue at (941) 240-8150.

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