The Bugaboo Fire May Get Worse Monday
Florida's Bugaboo fire has burned more than 100,000 acres. And is now 50% contained. But firefighters fear the worst could be right around the corner.
Fire officials were expecting high winds to blow through Columbia County on Monday.
About 500 firefighters are working 14 hour days in Columbia County trying to tame the Bugaboo fire. And they spent much of Sunday night getting a head start for the unexpected weather that may come Monday. Lt. Jimmy Crawford, from Columbia County Fire Rescue says, "We're assisting forestry. They're doing back burns, and reinforcing some lines. We're just trying to get it all before the wind makes it in tomorrow."
Evacuations for parts of Columbia County are still in affect. However, evacuees were allowed to return home for a few hours on Monday.
Emergency officials held a public information hearing at the Columbia County School Board Monday night. That hearing was to give people displaced by the fires a chance to talk with emergency workers.
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
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