Latest on North Central Florida WIldfire
The wildfire that started Tuesday at Burnt Island Road of the Lockloosa Conservation area has spread to Cross Creek in Southeast Alachua County. Last night's heavy gusts of wind posed a threat to homes in the area, but today's light winds have given workers and homeowners a sigh of relief.
The Elliott's home is just behind the treeline that yesterday's gust of winds, had land fire fighters prepared for it to catch. Luckily for the Elliott's and the rest of the homes in the area, the fire has remained within the containment lines. But Division of Forestry's Ludie Bond says their work is far from over.
Bond says they have crews working shifts keeping a close eye on the fire's activity. They also have a fixed wing plane flying overhead to watch for any shifts. Bond says the fire is expected to smoke and smolder for weeks.
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