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Footage shows fire and smoke still dangerous on highways near Gainesville

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Florida Fire Service’s Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond talking to reporters on Monday (photo by Jillian Baach)

Forestry officials at the fire scene on Paynes Prairie on Monday (photo by Chris Gilmore)

Forestry officials climb down wildlife corridor wall to get to the fire scene (photo by Chris Gilmore)

Forestry officials lay hoses through Paynes Prairie Boardwalk Fire (photo by Chris Gilmore)

Forestry officials transport water to the fire scene (photo by Chris Gilmore)

Sprinkler heads attached to hoses water the muck fire (photo by Jillian Baach)

Sprinkler system sprays water on fire pocket on Paynes Prairie (photo by Chris Gilmore)

Tankers from a variety of counties bring water to the scene of the fire on Paynes Prairie (photo by Jillian Baach)

Cars braking during dense smoke on I-75 on the night of the multi-vehicle accident (photo by Ronny Herrera)

Dense smoke on I-75 on the night of the multi-vehicle crash (photo by UF student Ronny Herrera)

About Chris Gilmore

Chris is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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