Tag Archives: Florida

Firefighters Prepare for Growing Okefenokee Wildfire

Forecasters expect winds to push fire deeper into refuge   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters are getting ready for a wildfire that’s burned 35 square miles (91 sq. kilometers) of public land near the Georgia-Florida state line to spread northward ...

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Okefenokee Fire Grows

Wildfire grows to 6,000 acres   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire sparked by lightning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is spreading through government-owned swamp and forestland, having burned more than 9 square miles (23.3 square km) near the ...

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State of Emergency in Florida

Over 100 wildfires currently burning   ANA CEBALLOS and TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday in response to the 107 wildfires burning around his state. Gov. Rick Scott said the ...

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Okefenokee Fire Burns 3,800 Acres

Lightning started wildfire in wildlife refuge   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire sparked by lightning spread rapidly Monday inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where officials estimated roughly 6 square miles had burned near the ...

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Florida Brush Fire Contained

Broward County fire burned over 5,500 acres   PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A brush fire that’s been burning for several days in South Florida is about 60 percent contained. The fire started in southwest Broward County on Wednesday and ...

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Florida Brush Fire Evacuees Return Home

Book burning started a 700-acre fire near Bryceville   BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire. Forest Service spokeswoman Annaleasa Winter ...

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Florida Brush Fire Forces Evacuations

400-acre fire burns in Nassau County   BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Forest Service officials say a 400-acre brush fire has forced the evacuation of a neighborhood and threatened or burned up to 15 homes. Nassau County Emergency Management Director ...

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