The smell of burning foliage has been noticable in Gainesville as a thin cloud of smoke has blown into town several days this week. Firefighters on the state border with Georgia continue to battle the ever-growing Honey Prarie Fire that so far has managed to burn over 100,000 acres of land in the Okefenokee Swamp. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WildfireUpdateWeb.mp3]
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.