Tag Archives: Florida

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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Containment Increases at Florida Brush Fire

Collier County fire is at least 70 percent contained   ERIC STAATS, Naples Daily News A 7,500-acre brush fire that has been burning in Collier County for nearly a week was 70 percent contained Saturday morning, up from about 65 ...

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Raw: Brush Fire Closes Part of I-75 in Florida

Firefighters battle a 6,000-acre brush fire   Associated Press – Authorities say they’ve shut down a 25-mile stretch of Interstate 75 in southwest Florida as firefighters continue to battle a 6,000-acre brush fire in the Picayune Strand State Forest. Some ...

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Large Brushfire Destroys Florida Homes

Large brushfire in Polk County is spread over 4,000 acres Hundreds of evacuated residents are back in their homes after fire crews contained a brush fire spread over some 2,000 acres in central Florida. (Feb. 17) FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) — ...

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