DESTIN — Many areas in the south end of the Okaloosa County are reporting smoky conditions Thursday afternoon.

Christina Mahmood, spokeswoman for the Wildland Support Branch Dispatch at Eglin Air Force Base, said in a 1 p.m. email the smoke was caused from several prescribed burns.

"Please excuse any smoke impacting missions or duty stations today," Mahmood said in the email. "Due to a number of prescribed burns to the northwest of the Eglin boundary, smoke will likely be noticeable on the west of Hwy 285 north of Yellow River and south to the Gulf of Mexico."

A 350-acre prescribed burn is also being conducted by the Florida Forest Service in the Point Washington State Forest area, south of U.S. Highway 98 west and east of County Highway 395, according to the South Walton Fire District. The fire should be done by dark.