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U.S. Forest Service mourns the loss of Florida Division of Forestry firefighters

The U.S. Forest Service mourns the loss of two Florida Division of Forestry firefighters, Josh Burch and Brett Fulton, who lost their lives fighting wildfire in Hamilton County, Florida last week. Whenever firefighters are killed or injured we are reminded of the bonds of our community, and that whether we know them personally or not, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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