A fire near the border of Georgia known as the county line fire is now 50% contained. It has spread across nearly 35,000 acres. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Southern Area Type Two Incident Team Fire Information Officer John Bearer about the current situation with the county line fire and when he expects it to be fully contained.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CLFireUpdateQNA.mp3]
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.