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Prescribed burn causes smoky conditions in many areas of Palm Beach County

Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 07:24:23-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A 22,043-acre controlled fire near the southern areas of Lake Okeechobee caused smoky conditions Tuesday night in Palm Beach County.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said strong winds blew the smoke into many areas.

The department said they received numerous calls concerning the smoke blowing in from the west.

Coral Springs Fire Department in Broward County said the Florida Forest Service was overseeing a prescribed burn in the Everglades.

Some South Florida residents may still smell some lingering smoke Wednesday morning.