Dangerous Wildfire Season Predicted
Firefighters predict a dangerous wildfire season could be in store for North Central Florida this year. Even though some countywide burn bans have been lifted, firefighters warned wildfires are as serious a threat this year as in 1998 in which parts of the city of Waldo burned. With such a big rain deficit, low humidity, and gusty winds conditions will allow fire to easily spread.
"We've had for example a motor blade hit a rock, throw a spark and the next thing you know you have a 100 acre grass fire," said Florida Division of Forestry's Ludie Bond.
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