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Nate Phillips is a reporter at WUFT News. To reach him, please call 301-910-1160.

Forest Service Uses Controlled Burns To Fight Ocala Wildfire

Two Ocala residents chose to flee their home Monday night after U.S. Forest Service officials conducted a controlled fire to stop the spread of the 67-acre Connor Wildfire in the Ocala National Forest. This technique, called a “burnout,” is used to regulate wildfires by burning surrounding vegetation and creating a …

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