Prescribed burn planned on Lake Okeechobee

BELLE GLADE — A prescribed burn will be conducted on up to 1,000 acres of green cattail in the south end of Lake Okeechobee near Belle Glade on Friday, March15 to improve fish and wildlife habitat. This will be done as a joint effort by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), South Florida […]

Prescribed burn planned on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Two prescribed burns will be conducted on Lake Okeechobee on Tuesday, March 5, starting at 10 a.m. The first will burn an estimated 5,000-8,000 acres between the Pearce Canal and Indian Prairie Canal. The second will burn approximately 850 acres in the Twin Palms/Dyess Ditch area. Both burns will improve fish and wildlife […]

Training burn is a ‘win-win’ for Okeechobee firefighters and owner of condemned property

OKEECHOBEE — On Monday, Feb. 12, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue (OCFR) and the City of Okeechobee Fire Department participated in training with a controlled burning of a structure located in the southwest section of the city. The event was intended for training purposes of both departments’ new firefighters while benefiting the property owner with lower […]

Prescribed burn planned near Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres along the shoreline of Lake Okeechobee between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal. The prescribed burn to improve fish and wildlife habitat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, weather permitting. To help protect public health and […]