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Today’s rain not enough to squelch wildfires

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Today’s rainy weather may be a medicine but not the cure for the wildfire in Lafayette County. The L.A. Bennett Fire continues to control more than 450-acres. Florida Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says dry weather conditions are to blame.

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Parker adds the mild winter conditions do provide a little help.

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The fire is currently about 50% contained and firefighters are working to place a good fire line around the flames.

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