PARRISH -- A prescribed fire took place Wednesday at Rye Preserve.
Manatee County's land managers "applied fire to a small portion of the scrub habitat that they have been preparing for months," according to a post on the Manatee County Natural Resources Department Facebook page.
"Today was a great time to burn as the recent rains limited the chance of an intense fire," the post reads. "This fire will help remove fuel build up and will help fire dependent plants to sprout."
Rye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, is a 145-acre preserve on the Manatee River northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam.