Tonight, residents around Tampa Bay are smelling smoke. The smell is causing concern about fire, but sounds like it's not anything to worry about.
Paul from Fox 13 says the smell is coming from a controlled burn in Hernando County.
If you smell smoke around Tampa Bay it's from controlled burn in Hernando County. Fairly common this time of year....
— Paul Dellegatto⚡️FOX (@PaulFox13) November 13, 2017
Bobby Deskins just put this video out showing where the direction of the winds are playing a role.
Smelling #smoke? A controlled burn near #Lacoochee in SE Hernando / NE Pasco County today combined with a northeast winds pushed smoke into parts of Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas county late today. The smoke was even visible on our radar! The fire has weakened and the air quality should slowly improve this evening, the breezes will contine from the NE 10-15mph. #wtsp #fire
Posted by Bobby Deskins Weather on Monday, November 13, 2017
Smell smoke? Coughing and wheezing? Here's why. Gusty northeast winds been blowing smoke from large controlled burn in Withlacoochee State Forest into Tampa Bay area. Hopefully, some improvement later tonight. Credit: Matt Hamble. pic.twitter.com/Xr39KEFcnb
— Paul Dellegatto⚡️FOX (@PaulFox13) November 14, 2017