June 25, 2007
A media alert issued this morning by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue regarding smoke in northern Hillsborough County contained incorrect information. The Southwest Florida Water Management District has not conducted any controlled burns in two months due to the current drought conditions.
A 118-acre wildfire started on Saturday in the District’s Conner Preserve near Ehren Cutoff in Pasco County. The fire is contained and under the authority of the Florida Division of Forestry. For more information on the wildfire, please contact Dawn Crouch with the Florida Division of Forestry at (352) 754-6777 ext. 106.