Tag Archives: Florida

Okefenokee Wildfire Burns Over 90 Square Miles

Wildfire grew over 20 percent between Monday and Tuesday   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. kilometers) as winds spread the ...

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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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Okefenokee Wildfire Expected to Burn for Six Months

Lightning started the wildfire on April 6   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 square kilometers) of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for ...

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Cigarette Likely Caused Florida Brush Fire

Lee County fire destroyed homes and cars   LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — A lit cigarette likely tossed by a parent waiting for a school bus caused a southwest Florida brush fire that destroyed four homes and several cars. According ...

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Okefenokee Wildfire Closes Georgia State Park

Stephen C. Foster State Park closed as fire is expected to grow   FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia state park inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is being closed to visitors as a wildfire burning in the swamp poses ...

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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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Georgia Residents Prepare for Wildfire Evacuation

Okefenokee Swamp fire has burned over 30 square miles of land   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia residents on the western edge of the Okefenokee Swamp have been warned to prepare for potential evacuations from an ...

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Florida Cowbell Fire Grows to Over 8,000 Acres

Wildfire began on March 30 in national preserve   PATRICK RILEY, Naples Daily News A brush fire that has been burning in Big Cypress National Preserve, just north of Interstate 75 for more than a week has grown to more ...

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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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