Wildfire in the Ocala National Forest is now at 4200 acres

Officials say the wildfire in the Ocala National Forest has grown to 4200 acres and is 44% contained.
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 6:21 PM EDT
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FORT MCCOY, Fla. (WCJB) - An update on the Juniper Prairie Wilderness fire in the Ocala National Forest.

The fire is now around 4200 acres and about 44% contained.

Officials with the US Forest Service say the recent rain helped put out some of the fire.

But the area around Silver Glen Campground remains a hotspot.

Crews are working to make sure that area is exposed to rainfall and are breaking down some of the protection that had been set up in certain places.

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