Weekend Rain Helps Tame Wildfires
The State Department of Agriculture said the rain that followed Tropical Storm Barry last weekend is making a big difference. But is it enough to get rid of the burn ban?
Forestry workers said do not plan on any outdoor burning just yet.
"well, the rains have helped tremendously. The numbers of fires have been cut in half," said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. "we were running 220, 230 fires a day. We're down to about 110 now. And much smaller fires than we were working with before. So the rains definitely have helped us."
State officials said Florida's drought situation is still very serious and it will take a lot more rain to return us to normal condition. The state has not lifted its outdoor burn ban.
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