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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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Protesters Rally 1 Month After Sabal Trail Shooter’s Death

On Monday, a group of protesters gathered outside of the Dunnellon Compress Station, where the Sabal Trail Pipeline is being constructed in Marion County. The protesters were speaking against the pipeline and defending James Marker, who was killed by police a month ago after allegedly shooting at the pipeline, leading police on a car chase and brandishing his weapon.

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