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Wildfire

Firefighters are making progress holding a raging wildfire in check in north Florida.
They'll try to take advantage of light winds to fortify
containment lines to protect 725 evacuated homes.
Although most of the fire is about six miles north of Interstate
10, flames are creeping toward U-S 441, where most of the
evacuations were. Firefighters have been able keep the blaze away
from widely scattered rural homes _ the nearest it has gotten to
the highway is about a mile.
Florida Division of Forestry spokesman Jim Harrell says calm
winds allowed firefighters to work yesterday on strengthening their
containment lines to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby
homes.
Harrell says the weather will likely worsen over the weekend,
with strong winds and high temperatures. That could allow the blaze
to spread.


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