Tag Archives: wildfires

Firefighters continue efforts to contain Impassable Bay and Kelly Fires

LAKE CITY, Fla. – The addition of six tractor plows assisted in holding the Kelly Fire to minimal growth yesterday.  The Kelly Fire is 818 acres and 55 percent contained.  The Impassable Bay Fire remains 11,305 acres and 60 percent contained.  Both fires are located within the Osceola National Forest. Last evening, resources from the [...]

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Wildfire prevention team informing residents of local burn bans

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Extreme drought conditions have caused a high risk for wildfire danger in Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, and Union counties. The National Forests in Florida Interagency Wildland Fire Prevention and Education Team continues to work in these counties to highlight the importance of every individual’s personal responsibility in the prevention of [...]

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Prescribed Burn on Apalachicola National Forest Today (March 30)

The Apalachicola National Forest is conducting a prescribed burn of approximately 1,400 acres in Unit #240 today.  See the Apalachicola National Forest Prescribed Burning Map.  The location is off Smith Creek Highway (Hwy 375) and Forest Road 309. Drivers and residents are reminded of the possibility of unexpected shifting winds that could increase the risk of [...]

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