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Big Gum Swamp Wilderness Wildfire Contained

A 56-acre wildfire caused by a lightning strike in the southwest corner of Big Gum Swamp Wilderness in the Osceola National Forest was 100-percent contained by U.S. Forest Service firefighters at 8 p.m. on May 10.
Aerial ignitions from a helicopter will be used today to prevent spot fires.
The wildfire was discovered at about noon on [...]

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Osceola National Forest Firefighters Respond to Wildfire

Press Release
Olustee, Fla. — A team of U.S. Forest Service firefighters immediately responded to and safely secured a wildfire in the southwest corner of Big Gum Swamp Wilderness that was discovered at approximately noon on May 9.
The fire was secured last night but the Forest Service will conduct a 3,000-acre burnout today on the western [...]

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Prescribed Burn on Apalachicola National Forest Today (May 7)

For Immediate Release:
The Apalachicola National Forest is prescribed burning approximately 377 acres starting at about 10 a.m. today.  See MAP for location.
The prescribed burn will take place in the area between US 319 on the west, State Highway 260 in the south, Woodville Highway on the east and Capital Circle in the north.  The burn will [...]

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Apalachicola National Forest to Host Kid’s Fishing Derby

Register now through April 30th. 
The Apalachicola National Forest is hosting its 4th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on May 1 from 8 a.m. to noon for children ages one to 16 years old.  The event is free and open to the public.
The derby location is Buttermilk Pond off of State Road 12 in Liberty County, just [...]

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U.S. Forest Service Continues Efforts in Requesting Public’s Assistance in Solving Ocala National Forest Incidents

The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations Unit is continuing its efforts in requesting the public’s assistance for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those involved in posting threats and vandalizing government property in the Ocala National Forest.  See the Press Release for more details.

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