Farms in Fear
"I was just numb, and I just knew I had to get it out," said Ashley Dion, 18, of Morriston.
On Monday, the bad land fire made its way to her front yard.
"Fires are spreading and catching very easily. As we've been here today, Levy county has experienced several new wildfires," said Ludie Bond, Florida Division of Forestry Spokesperson.
More than 2,000 acres are on fire in Levy County.
"We need rain, and we need several days of saturating rain- that's the only thing that will put these fires out. We're at the mercy of mother nature," she said.
A reality that's hitting close to home for Dion, who shares three acres with exotic animals.
"We'll accept that we'll have to open up the gates, and we'll have to let them out... and hopefully they come back. If they dont, hopefully they survive," she said.
Dion and her mom have been rescuing animals for the past eight years, and Monday was the closest they've ever been to a wild fire.
"You just have to be as prepared as possible and you just have to know that you might end up losing something," she said.
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