|Osceola wildfire renamed, grows to 11,701 acres|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Joel Addington|
|Monday, 09 April 2012 09:17|
The blanket of smoke hanging over Baker County is the result of a shift in winds yesterday that's now sending the County Line Fire's effects eastward.
The County Line Fire, formerly known as the Columbia Line Fire, in the Osceola National Forest reached 11,701 acres on Sunday, according to Kurt Wisner of the Florida Forest Service.
No structures have been damaged.
Yesterday, response activities included four helicopters conducting water drops to cool the fire. An air tanker was available at the tanker base in Lake City to drop fire retardant.
At that time, approximately 140 people are assigned to the fire. Resources were expected to increase significantly over the coming days.
"Hazardous driving conditions are expected. When driving in smoke, slow down and turn on low beam headlights so others can see you, and obey any advisories," Mr. Wisner said.
|Last Updated on Monday, 09 April 2012 09:21|