Prescribed burn held Tuesday and Wednesday in Everglades

Prescribed burn part of park's resource management

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Everglades National Park was established as a national park in 1947 and consists of nearly 2,400 square miles. Often referred to as a swamp, the Everglades' biggest water sources, approximately 60 inches of rain per year and overflow from…

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Everglades National Park is burning about 2,475 acres as part of its resource management.

The prescribed burn will be held Tuesday and Wednesday along the eastern boundary of the park in Homestead. The Florida Forest Service and South Florida Water Management District will be assisting.

A statement from the park says smoke may be visible, although there should not be any impacts on roadways.

Authorities say prescribed burns reduce hazardous fuel along the park boundary and burn exotic vegetation that has been treated by herbicides.

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