Here’s why you are seeing smoke throughout Central Florida

Smoky haze is from controlled burns in Lake, Marion counties

The smell of smoke pushed through Orange County on Thursday. (WKMG)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The smell of smoke pushed through Central Florida on Thursday.

Crews with the Maitland Fire Rescue Department said the smoky haze is from state-prescribed controlled burns in Lake and Marion counties.

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Fire crews said conditions are expected to last through the evening.

This could change depending on changes in wind direction.

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News 6 meteorologist Jonathan Kegges said the smoke impacted parts of Lake and Seminole counties as well.

Kegges said there are also several burns happening in Osceola and Brevard counties.

A smokey haze is blowing through Maitland and the rest of the Orlando area today from two state-prescribed controlled...

Posted by Maitland Fire Rescue Department on Thursday, March 4, 2021

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