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Hurricane Irma Recovery Updates For North Central Florida

Live Blog Hurricane Irma   Original Post Schools: Alachua County: closed through Tuesday Clay County: district schools and offices will remain closed through Wednesday, September 13th College of Central Florida: closed Friday and Monday Dixie County: closed Friday and Monday Duval County: early dismissal Thursday and closed Friday Hernando County: closed Thursday and Friday …

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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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