Smoke warning for Dixie County

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On Monday, personnel from the Florida Division of Forestry, Dixie County Fire Department, Dixie County Sherriff’s office and Foley Timber and Land Company responded to a wildfire in Dixie County, on Highway 19 South near Tennille. The cause of the 35 acre wildfire is currently unknown. No structures were threatened or damaged as a result of this wildfire.  The wildfire is 100% contained at this time but continues to smolder. Personnel from the Florida Department of Transportation have posted smoke signs on the affected area of Highway 19 South. Drivers in the area should use caution over the next several days.
Several weeks of dry weather have significantly increased the wildfire danger both within the county and across the state. Remember to be fire safe year-round and take time to keep your home and family safe from wildfires. Only YOU can prevent wildfires, so remember the following tips:
-          ALWAYS be careful when using fire for any reason- including campfires and barbeques.

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