Officials with the Florida Forest Service are urging those planning to burn yard debris in the next few days to use extreme caution.
Residents throughout the three-county Blackwater District,Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa, may see smoke from prescribed burning operations. Conditions are favorable; with wind speeds topping 10 mph and humidity levels falling to the 30% range.
The Red Cross will be taking to the streets later this month promoting fire safety.
Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Northwest Florida will be going door to door in Pensacola on Dr. Martin Luther King Day talking to residents and dropping off information about fire prevention. Trevor Sikes from the local Red Cross chapter. says they will target neighborhoods that have had fires in the past 12 months as well as others that they deem at risk