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Florida Fire Ravages 10,000 Acres

March 16, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

Authorities say a wildfire in the Ocala National Forest in north Florida is about 85% contained, according to wdbo.com, Orlando.
According to a news release, the fire has burned about 10,000 acres (15½ square miles) since it started last week at an unattended campfire.
Some campgrounds and roads in the forest remained closed today, (March 16) and officials warned motorists to drive with caution in smoky areas.
This weekend, firefighters used a helicopter to drop water on the blaze.

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