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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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DCF working on a new home for victims of alleged abuse

As a case involving child abuse proceeds against two Putnam County parents… the Florida Department of Children and Families is working on where to place their three children. DCF Spokesman John Harrell says the department’s first responsibility is making sure the children are receiving the care they need. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/HARRELL1.mp3] Putnam …

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Smoky conditions forces school closure

One Putnam County elementary school is closed today because of smoky conditions from the Olive fire in Levy Prairie. Wildfire mitigation specialist Ludie Bond says this is not the first time this fire has caused such complications. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/BOND1.mp3] School officials will decide later today if Ochwilla Elementary will remain closed …

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Smoke from Olive Fire shifts

Alachua County residents may see less smoke from the Olive Fire as easterly winds shift, but the 700-acre fire continues to burn. The fire in Levy Prairie began about a week ago and slowly grew into the 700-acre muck fire. Over the past weekend weather patterns kept the smoke low to the …

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Goethe Fire Still Burning

The 700 acre Goethe State Forest fire in Levy county continues to burn, sending smoke and ash over Gainesville. Several crews with heavy equipment have been trying since last week to contain it, but so far no success and the fire is NOT considered under control. And now there is …

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Cabbage Growers Take A Hit From Freeze

By Lynsey Saunders – WUFT-FM Crops all over the Florida peninsula have succumbed to the cold weather. Cabbage grown in Putnam County has taken a beating from the frigid temperatures this past week. WUFT-FM’s Lynsey Saunders reports how many growers near Hastings are reporting significant losses. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/cabbage-freeze.mp3]

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