Tips: How to drive in brush fire season

The Florida Forest service offers tips for motorists driving in smoke

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The fire burning along Interstate 4 on Friday caused the highway to be shut down in parts of Orange County.

Fires can cause dangerous conditions of low visibility which often lead to fatal accidents.The Florida Forest Service recommends that drivers who see smoke should immediately slow down.

While driving, Forest Service officials suggest using windshield wipers in heavy fog and turning on low-beam headlights.

Once it's safe, motorists should pull all the way off the roadway, turn on hazard lights if the fog is heavy and then report the hazard to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

FHP will then make a determination if the roadway needs to be shut down until the smoke clears.

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