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Weekend rain will do little to calm North Central Florida fires

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With smoke and flames becoming a large issue in North Central Florida this spring, this weekend’s rain came as a much needed relief. However, Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the rain was not enough to extinguish area fires.

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Bond says the wind is also making it difficult to fight fires and could increase wildfire activity.

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Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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