Tag Archives: Florida

DC-10 Tanker Heads to Okefenokee Wildfire

Wildfire has burned 220 square miles since April 6   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press Firefighters called up a giant air tanker to attack a rapidly growing wildfire that threatened homes Tuesday on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp near the ...

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Okefenokee Wildfire Doubles in Size

Over 470 firefighters and support personnel work to contain the fire   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. kilometers) after doubling in size within a ...

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Zookeeper Burned Saving Rhino from Wildfire

Staff saved over 40 animals at Naples refuge   TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zookeeper is recovering from burns he received while saving a rhinoceros from a wildfire that threatened his animal sanctuary. Local media organizations report NGALA Wildlife ...

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Brush Fire Destroys Florida Homes

Strike teams have helped contain the blaze   ALEXI C. CARDONA, Naples Daily News The fire that has torn through Golden Gate Estates is now 50% contained and held steady through Saturday night and Sunday morning at 5,531 acres. The ...

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