In the Line of Fire
North Central Florida woke up to the smell of smoke coming from the fires in Georgia. 100 square miles of forest and swampland have burned near Waycross, Georgia. Saturday, a new fire began about 30 miles from Waycross which burned 3,000 acres.
Even though North Central Florida did not see any of the flames, they definitely got to smell the smoke.
"Move through our area, as a result we did get a lot of calls into dispatch for smoke investigation," says Megan Crandall, PIO for Alachua County Fire Rescue. "We are just trying to get the word out to people that they can expect this smoke to move through from time to time in the next few days."
Health officials say people with cardiac or coronary problems should refrain from any outdoor activity. Several counties are still under mandatory and voluntary burn bans. The conditions are even worse than when many of the bans were issued less than a month ago.
Alachua County officials say they do not expect to lift their ban anytime soon.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
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