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Marion County opts out of burn ban, for now

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Despite the recent fires across North Central Florida, a mandatory burn ban will not be implemented in Marion County. Marion County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Pelveeta Seeraj says the Wildland Task Force decided a burn ban is not necessary. [...]

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Marion County urging residents to heed burn ban

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Dry conditions and strong winds have caused multiple fires throughout Marion County and North Central Florida. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler reports what the county is doing to protect residents.

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Recent rainfall is assisting efforts to control wildfire flare ups

By on June 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:54 am

The return of summer afternoon showers has put a real hit on recent wildfire conditions. Containment efforts on the Santa Fe Swamp fire have progressed to about 70 to 75 percent, but mop up efforts continue as officials expect to [...]

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Burn bans in effect for Alachua and Marion counties

By on May 31st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

Alachua County is now under a mandatory burn ban beginning today and Marion County’s mandatory burn ban begins tonight at 7 p.m. This year’s Memorial Day got a little too hot for those in Dixie County, Florida, where a wildfire [...]

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