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Forest Service Responds to Wildfire

USDA FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
 Date: September 14, 2010           
Contact:  Denise Rains, 850-523-8568
Website: www.fs.fed.us/R8/Florida
U.S. Forest Service personnel are working to suppress a small wildfire within the Ocala National Forest near Salt Springs, Putnam County. There is no immediate danger to forest users but visitors should use caution if in areas near the fire. Currently, there [...]

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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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Apalachicola National Forest Begins Prescribed Fire Season Oct. 1

Tallahassee, FL – Residents and passersby may see some smoke in the air beginning Oct. 1 when the U.S. Forest Service starts its prescribed fire season of approximately 100,000 acres in the Apalachicola National Forest to prevent wildfires and promote a healthy forest for plants and animals.
Prescribed fire plays an integral part in reducing [...]

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