Smell smoke? You’re not alone; controlled burn sends smoke across Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Smelling smoke in Central Florida? It’s not just you.

Officials say windy conditions are sending smoke from several controlled burns across Central Florida.

Orange County Fire Rescue said three large controlled burns are happening in the county Tuesday. That includes two burns in the east near State Road 528 and 520, as well as near 528 and Dallas Boulevard.

Meteorologist George Waldenberger said smoke from a prescribed burn at the Lake Apopka North Shore is also contributing to the haze.

The Florida Forest Service tweeted, asking motorists to use caution due to smoke from the Lake Apopka fire.

Waldenberger said wind will hopefully mix out the smoke to bring clearer skies our way.

Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.