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Burning debris on Sanibel may cause smoky smell

Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 14:50:21-04

SANIBEL, Fla. -- Residents and visitors to Sanibel on Monday may experience a smoky odor due to the burning of vegetative debris.

According to the City of Sanibel, vegetative debris piles at the site of the future Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park are being burned.

The Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park is being constructed in the vicinity of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road, on 6 acres of City-owned land known as the Jordan Marsh Preserve and 1.3 acres of land within SCCF's Bob Wigley Preserve.  
Depending on the wind direction and strength, it may be possible to see or smell smoke. Smoke sensitive individuals should keep their windows closed and avoid outdoor activities in the affected areas. Access to the site is strictly prohibited during the fire operation.  
Once Monday's burns are completed, no further burns are anticipated.