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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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Smoky conditions persist from Marion County flare up

Though the fire in Orange Springs is 100% contained, fire fighters remain on the scene to monitor the area. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the fire that started two weeks ago flared up yesterday, but fire fighters managed to keep the surrounding area safe. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Bond4.mp3] Due to excessive smoke, …

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