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Today's rain not enough to squelch wildfires

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.

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

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

Luis is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing