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Rain not enough to quash Prairie fire

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The Olive Fire in Levy Prairie is still burning about 750 acres despite the recent rain. Florida Forest Service Forest Protection Assistant Chief Ralph Crawford says the fire is about 70% contained.

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He says the light rain these past few days did not greatly affect the fire, which still has several spots smoking.  Crawford says firefighters and forest officials are working together with the rain to put out the fire.

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