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Woods Fire Burns in Putnam County

5:42 AM, Apr 9, 2012   |    comments
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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Firefighters tackled a 450 acre wildfire in the Mondex area south of Palatka.

Ludie Bond with the Florida Forest Service said fire had burned 450 acres by 9:30 Saturday night and was 70 percent contained.

Smoke billowed into the sky from the fire.

Bond said no homes were threatened in the mostly wooded area.

A helicopter form the Ocala National Forest Service has been working the fire along with crews on the ground.

A helicopter will fly over the fire Sunday, according to Bond. GPS coordinates will be gathered to obtain a more accurate count of the acreage which has burned.

 

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