Caution advised for possible smoke on SR 121, US 441
Erik Ugartechea / WUFT News
Gainesville Fire Rescue officials were on scene to monitor the fire at the Wood Resource Center in Gainesville.
State Road 121 and U.S. 441 could get drifts of smoke from a nearby fire this morning at the Wood Resource Recovery center. The center is located between the two roads, at 10606 N State Road 121.
The fire, responded to by Gainesville Fire Rescue at about 7:30 a.m., is contained to the area. Drivers on SR 121 and U.S. 441 are still advised to be cautious. Gainesville Fire Rescue District Chief James Lovvorn said the burning pile of debris, though contained, may not be completely extinguished until tonight. Possibilities of smoke on the roads could also extend into Tuesday morning.
Florida Highway Patrol has placed signs on the roads for drivers to exercise caution. As of 10:34 a.m., FHP reported no smoke in the area.
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