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.
SMOKY SKIES | Skies getting smoky in parts of Lake and Seminole county from a burn in Lake county. Some of that smoke making into downtown Orlando. pic.twitter.com/ucLPWUeVgi— Jonathan Kegges (@JonathanKegges) March 4, 2021
This could change depending on changes in wind direction.
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.