Tag Archives: North Central Florida

Weekend rain will do little to calm North Central Florida fires

With smoke and flames becoming a large issue in North Central Florida this spring, this weekend’s rain came as a much needed relief. However, Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the rain was not enough to extinguish area fires. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Bond1.mp3] Bond says the wind is also making …

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Marion County opts out of burn ban, for now

Despite the recent fires across North Central Florida, a mandatory burn ban will not be implemented in Marion County. Marion County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Pelveeta Seeraj says the Wildland Task Force decided a burn ban is not necessary. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Seeraj1.mp3] Seeraj says, if possible, area residents should avoid burning …

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Marion County urging residents to heed burn ban

Dry conditions and strong winds have caused multiple fires throughout Marion County and North Central Florida. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler reports what the county is doing to protect residents. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/BurnBanWRAP.mp3]

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Drought causes recreational opportunities to dry up on area lakes

As dry conditions continue, the lack of rain has some missing out on recreational fun on Melrose area lakes as water levels dip extremely low. WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck traveled to the area today where she found getting to spend time on the water is a “cherished” opportunity. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BackyardLaketroublewrapKP.mp3] Melrose resident and artist David Beede’s has lived …

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Incoming cold front could mean more severe smoke conditions

Wildfires in North Central Florida continue to burn with the County Line fire causing most area smoke.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the haze is causing problems along area roadways. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/CountyLineFireSmokeWrap.mp3] Osceola National Forest Firefighter Byron Hart captured this night scene on the County Line Fire on Saturday night. …

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Thousands of acres burning in North Central Florida

Heavy smoke this morning throughout North Central Florida has reduced visibility on roadways and made for hazardous driving conditions.  While the fire in Levy Prairie just over the Alachua-Putnam county line may bring in some smoke, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the main source of the smoke is from …

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