Tag Archives: forest fire

Cool weather creates greater risk of fires spreading

By on October 31st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

The cool weather in Gainesville could heat up quickly, according to Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the Waccasassa Forestry Center Ludie Bond. Recent weather patterns have made fire conditions considerably worse than they were just a couple weeks ago.

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Goethe Fire Still Burning

By on May 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

The 700 acre Goethe State Forest fire in Levy county continues to burn, sending smoke and ash over Gainesville. Several crews with heavy equipment have been trying since last week to contain it, but so far no success and the [...]

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